Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Zimbabwe (Hospaz) is a national membership body, registered in Zimbabwe in 1999. Our members comprise of palliative care service providers (hospices, home-based care & OVC care organisations, support groups of PLHIV and hospitals). The organisation’s mission is to promote palliative care and support palliative care service providers, through capacity development, advocacy and membership coordination.
The Vana/Bantwana (VB) Project is a progression and scale-up of the Children First project that has been implemented with World Education Incorporated (WEI) technical support, and USAID funding, whose aim was to increase children’s access to antiretroviral therapy and other health services 2008 - 2012. The thrust of CF was on meeting the children’s health needs physically and psychosocially and making referrals for other unmet needs.
VB continues to support an integrated community approach that builds on the work, expertise, and commitment of its partners, expands evidence-based service delivery models of care and support, and strengthens community structures to ensure that a range of comprehensive services reach the most vulnerable children and families.