Meet Joy - championing Africaid's new Zvandiri-ECHO Hub

Joy is one of Africaid's Zvandiri Mentors (ZMs) – listen to her talk about how the ZM Case Management ECHO sessions are supporting her and her fellow ZMs to manage complex cases without leaving their communities. ZMs are trained, mentored young people who work closely with CAYPLHIV by visiting them at home, accompanying them on clinic visits, and ensuring that they have information, counselling and support they need. The ZMs lead and facilitate the ECHO sessions, presenting real-life cases and benefiting from a wealth of knowledge and experience from their peers, as well as from a multi-disciplinary Hub Team, which includes a clinical doctor and a psychologist.

Zvandiri ECHO Hub - Moving Knowledge, Not People.

COVID-19 and related lockdowns and travel restrictions threatened to disrupt the vital work of Africaid’s Zvandiri Programme and, in turn, to have a negative impact on the health outcomes of children, adolescents and young people living with HIV. Africaid’s response, with the support of the Elma Foundation, has been to establish the Zvandiri-ECHO Hub, a centre for expertise, virtual knowledge-sharing and support in paediatric and adolescent HIV. The Zvandiri model of best practice has traditionally depended on home and clinic visits, support groups and face-to-face trainings, and its success has led to adoption and adaptation of the model in eight countries across Africa. The onset of COVID

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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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