DAPP Zimbabwe, in cooperation with the US and national government, began work in HIV/AIDS service delivery in 2000 using the TCE model when Population Service International (PSI) gave a PEPFAR subgrant to DAPP Zimbabwe. Since then, TCE has reached nearly 1 million people throughout Zimbabwe with information, education, Building up the trust between the TCE field officer and the HIV-positive index case client is critical for compiling a trustworthy list of sexual parters for follow-up and testing. and HIV services. For example, the TCE model has helped pregnant women learn their HIV status, receive testing and counseling, and undergo treatment. More than 50,000 pregnant women have received services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS to their babies. The TCE Zimbabwe program has also assisted nearly 700,000 individuals in developing a personal HIV risk reduction plan.
TCE has over time been funded by a variety of partners; however, the first grant in Zimbabwe from USAID made it possible to provide the evidence of a successful HIV model, which led to the interest of national governments and donors—and ultimately to the expansion into 12 countries reaching 20 million people.
Today, DAPP Zimbabwe is operating an HIV/AIDS program (HPP HOPE Center) in Bindura, reaching vulnerable populations with HIV prevention, treatment, and care services along the continuum of care. HOPE staff mobilize young mothers to attend sessions and participate in prenatal and antenatal care. Additionally, the project works closely with local clinics and hospitals and coordinates with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare to provide HIV services.
Partners Supporting TCE in Zimbabwe
- American Soybean Association & WISHH
- Population Services International
- DAPP in Denmark
- Plan International
See our Partnerships page for a comprehensive list of organizations supporting TCE worldwide.