POPULATION Services International (PSI), was recently awarded US$95 million to scale up HIV response as well as reduce the HIV incidence in Zimbabwe.
The grant is coming through under a new program dubbed “Going the Last Mile for HIV Control” which was granted with support from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID and the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC).
PSI Country Representative, Staci Leuschner said, “the program will work closely with the MOHCC, as well as other USAID health partners and Development Objective Programs, to create and implement client-centered and evidence-based solutions to fast-track the end of the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
“The program will change its interventions based on the needs of each population it serves in Zimbabwe at the district-level, creating intervention packages that include pre-exposure prophylaxis, voluntary medical male circumcision and condom market development.”
She added that PSI would work on Going the Last Mile with partners, including design agency Ideo.org and international nonprofit Internews.