We are delighted to share with you that the Government of Zimbabwe’s Private Voluntary Board has approved our request to change our organisational name from Africaid to Zvandiri. This name change is the result of a series of consultations and strategic planning with our Board, staff and young people. Our journey began in 2004 when […]

Zvandiri- when the medicines alone are not enough.

Adolescent sitting with child playing cards outside

Zvandiri started in 2004 with six adolescents living with HIV in Harare who wanted more than Antiretroviral medicines. They wanted another form of treatment – a treatment for the fear, loneliness and anxiety in their lives. Since its inception, Zvandiri has integrated mental health within HIV testing, treatment and care, led by young people living […]

Annual Report 2021

Zvandiri Annual report 2021

We are excited to share with you the newly published Zvandiri Annual Report 2021 was once again marked by significant disruption, risk and tragedy for people the world over. In Zimbabwe, the devastating effects of COVID-19 were further exacerbated by severe economic distress and overburdened health services, compounding existing challenges for the health and well-being […]

Zvandiri Prize Winner

Zvandiri prize winner

the content would go here Zvandiri – Top Innovator in Youth Mental Health Zvandiri has been announced as a winner of the UpLink – World Economic Forum Youth Mental Health Challenge! The World Economic Forum, in partnership with Salesforce and UNICEF, selected the best innovations that are changing the future of youth mental health. Salesforce, UNICEF and UpLink ran a challenge […]

HIV related self-stigma- New research

New publication

the content would go here Exploring the beliefs, experiences and impacts of HIV-related Self-stigma amongst adolescents and young adults living with HIV HIV related stigma is a significant barrier to HIV management. Yet very little research has explored this phenomenon, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.  We conducted a qualitative study in partnership with young people living […]

Talking about viral load

Understanding your viral load

the content would go here A new set of resources has been produced by Zvandiri, with the support of UNICEF, to help children and young people understand viral load testing and the importance of achieving an undetectable viral load. Research was carried out by CeSHHAR and Zvandiri and ‘Not just a number’ and ‘Taking Charge […]