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HEALTH PROJECT

 

Purpose:

  • Focusing on all individuals particularly women and children who are at risk and live in severely deprived socio-economic circumstances.
  • Interventions to promote health and nutrition of orphans and vulnerable children
  • Empowerment of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS

 

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For reasons of history, geography, climate and ecology, countries such as Zimbabwe bear the greatest burden of ill health and disease.
The CCRD supports communities to care for their own health and empowers them to understand health care issues and act appropriately with regard to their own treatment compliance for various ailments including HIV and AIDS, cancer, TB, and malaria which are very common in poor communities in Zimbabwe.
CCRD programming pursues a deliberate emphasis on the heath of women to protect a vulnerable population and to support people who can act as agents of change. Abundant evidence shows that support to women can lead to improved health status and income levels in both households and communities.
The CCRD also conducts sexuality education that aims to achieve a range of outcomes, some of which apply to sexually active youth and some to those not yet having sex. These objectives include reduced sexual activity (including postponing age at first intercourse and promoting abstinence); reduced number of sexual partners; pregnancy prevention and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs); lower rates of child marriage; lower rates of early, unwanted pregnancy and resulting abortions;  lower rates of infection of HIV/AIDS and other STIs; and improved nutritional status. The center pursues interventions that include utilization of peer education, mass media, social marketing, youth-friendly services, and policy dialogue and advocacy.