Zvandiri is an evidence-based model which has been designed, delivered, evolved and scaled over the last 18 years. It is informed by evidence from our programme data, evaluations and research and the lived experiences and needs of the young people we work with. This has shaped the work of Zvandiri and  strengthened the evidence-base for global and national guidelines, service delivery and resources allocated for paediatric and adolescent HIV. 

Exploring the beliefs, experiences and impacts of HIV-related self-stigma amongst adolescents and young adults living with HIV in Harare, Zimbabwe

Published in Plos One


CATS-An evidence-based mental health intervention.

Published in PLOS

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Adolescent mothers affected by HIV and their children: A scoping review of evidence and experiences from sub-Saharan Africa

Published in Global Public Health


It helps to talk: A guiding framework (TRUST) for peer support in delivering mental health care for adolescents living with HIV

Published in PLOS One


Zvandiri- Friendship Bench Trial Protocol

Published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health


The Zvandiri Trial commentary

Published in The Lancet Journal


Integrating a peer-led grief intervention within HIV services for ALHIV

Published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health


The Zvandiri journey to scale

Published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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The Zvandiri Trial Protocol

Published in Trials


Understanding the lived experiences of adolescents living with HIV and their caregivers to inform a psychosocial support intervention.

Published in PLOS One


How Do Psychosocial Interventions for Adolescents and Young People Living With HIV Improve Adherence and Viral Load?

Published in Journal of Adolescent Health


Risk factors for HIV virological non- suppression among

adolescents with common mental disorder symptoms in

Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional study

Published in JIAS


Psychosocial interventions for improving engagement in care and health and behavioural outcomes for adolescents and young

people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Published in JIAS


The experiences of peer supporters of delivering peer support and their own support needs 

Published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society


The Zvandiri Trial

Published in The Lancet Journal

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The effectiveness of CATS across the 95-95-95 cascade

Published in Global Health: Science and Practice Journal

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The Gokwe study

Published in BMC Public Health


Mapping the stories of young people living with HIV and mental health conditions

Published in PLOS One


Digital Story Telling

Published in the Child Youth Service Review

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