Other key gaps were poor use as well as quality of data; inadequate tools for reporting of integration of HIV into Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) and of community activities and weak mechanisms for coordination of implementation of integrated interventions. IMAM is an integrated program to fight back against acute malnutrition.
Zimbabwe has made significant strides in expanding access to HIV testing and treatment, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and lowering HIV prevalence. However, despite increased access, more is needed to provide timely and quality HIV services that are equitably distributed across the country.
In 2017, UNICEF HIV programme contributed toward the goal of ensuring that 80% of pregnant women, new-born, children and adolescents have equitable access to cost-effective and quality health interventions and practice.
The approach of UNICEF has been based on a differentiated response, targeting districts in Zimbabwe and most at risk age groups/gender (children and adolescents focusing on girls) through an intensified partnership working closely with Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC), National AIDS Council (NAC), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), other UN agencies and bilateral donors.