OUR WORK DURING COVID-19

COVID19 has brought significant changes for all of us, across Zimbabwe and beyond. Our work at Zvandiri supporting children and young people affected by HIV goes on despite the challenges. The work we do remains critical to keeping all our young people safe and healthy, so we have made some important changes to ensure that our staff and CATS are able to continue to offer support but are also have the resources they need to take care of themselves as well as others.

We will continue to support 45,000 young people in across the country in partnership with Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care, health providers and with our partners worldwide.


We would like to thank everyone who is working on the frontline to treat and care for people affected by COVID-19 and to all others keeping us safe and making sure we have the things we need to stay healthy.

COVID-19 Resources

To support children and young people, CATS, partners and friends worldwide we have worked with and produced some resources for young people to understand COVID 19 and how it might affect them.

Taku talks about Mental Health and COVID-19

Taku from Zvandiri in Zimbabwe talks about mental health and highlights the specific challenges during this time of Covid-19. With support from Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care, USAID Zimbabwe and PEPFAR, he aims to help young people understand more about their own mental health, to recognize signs and symptoms of problems they may be having, to develop coping strategies and to know how and when to seek support.

Fatima talks about COVID-19

Meet Fatima from Zvandiri in Zimbabwe. She is here to talk to children and young people about COVID-19 and how to look after themselves and each other. Zvandiri and Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care produced this video as we know that young people are worried about COVID-19 and need messages that are clear and positive.

Fatima talks about COVID-19, HIV and ARVs

Fatima from Zvandiri in Zimbabwe talks about living with HIV and how COVID19 is affecting her treatment and visits to the clinic. Zvandiri and the Ministry of Health and Child Care produced this video to encourage young people living with HIV to continue to take their medication regularly and attend their clinic appointments for resupply and for checks despite the impact of COVID19.

You can also view this video in other languages on our YouTube Channel:

- Sikhuluma nge COVID-19, HIV lama ARVs (Link opens in YouTube)

- Kutaura nezve COVID-19, HIV nema ARVs (Link opens in YouTube)

UPDATED - Fatima talks about COVID-19, HIV and ARVs (June 2020)

This is an updated version of our second film where Fatima talks about living with HIV during COVID-19. The animation has been revised to reflect the changing guidelines and information around COVID 19. Fatima from Zvandiri in Zimbabwe talks about living with HIV and how COVID19 is affecting her treatment and visits to the clinic. Zvandiri and the Ministry of Health and Child Care produced this video to encourage young people living with HIV to make sure they are taking their medication regularly and attending their clinic for resupply and for checks despite the impact of COVID19.

Download our COMICs

If you would like to share the messages from the animation, please download the COMICs below in your desired language and format:

Fatima Talks About COVID-19

Talking about COVID-19, HIV and ARVs

We will  be updating this page and the resources we have to share so please check back soon.

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You can also view this video in other languages on our YouTube Channel:

- Shona (Link opens in YouTube)

- Ndebele (Link opens in YouTube)

AFRICAID ZVANDIRI

11-12 Stoneridge Way North

Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe

Telephone: +263 242 335 805

Email: info@africaid-zvandiri.org

Africaid is a registered local Private Voluntary Organisation in Zimbabwe (PVO 09/2007)

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