Zimbabwe Launches HIV/AIDS Advocacy Project
April 21, 2003
To meet the need for scaled-up policy and advocacy approaches to HIV/AIDS, the Zimbabwe AIDS Policy and Advocacy project was launched April 11. With funding from USAID, ZAPA is being implemented by the Futures Group International, an international development organization in HIV/AIDS policy and advocacy and civil society participation. The goal of ZAPA is to mitigate the impact of the AIDS crisis by strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations to advocate for more effective HIV/AIDS policies. ZAPA will also support public and private sector policy reviews and development activities that assist in the formulation and implementation of appropriate responses at national, local and community levels. At its launching ceremony, 23 community-based HIV/AIDS organizations received more than $548,560 from ZAPA, and another four organizations received $290,909 for their commitment to HIV/AIDS under the Auxilia Chimusoro Awards.Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
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