According to the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2020 report, Zimbabwe despite battling an economic meltdown and other issues is doing well in fighting HIV/AIDS as compared to other countries like Lesotho, South Africa and Botswana, the Daily News reports.
The report claimed that Zimbabwe is employing a multi-sector strategy to strengthen population programmes about the disease:
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Three Sadc nations — Eswatini (27 percent), Lesotho (22,8 percent) and Botswana (20,7 percent) have prevalences above 20 percent; five more between 10 and 20 percent South Africa (19 percent), Zimbabwe (12,8 percent), Mozambique (12,4 percent), Namibia (11,5 percent) and Zambia (11,5 percent)Zimbabwe is intensifying multi-sector efforts to strengthen key population programmes, as outlined in its National Key Populations HIV and Aids Implementation Plan 2019-2020. Actions to address structural barriers include advocacy for law reforms, sensitisation of health-service providers or law enforcement agents, and media campaigns to eliminate stigma and discrimination