HOPE Bindura is a Development Aid from People to People program that works for to reduce HIV and related diseases by supporting communities to build their capacity for prevention, treatment and care of the pandemic.
HOPE Bindura is in the Bindura District in Mashonaland Central Province.
HOPE Bindura project was established in 1998 as a direct response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic that was facing the country. The establishment of HOPE in Bindura in Mashonaland Central Province was deliberate after considering the high HIV prevalence in 1998. The project has HOPE stations in Bindura Town, Nyava, Manhenga and in the farms along Mazowe River in a bid to ensure that the people increase their access to HIV/AIDS information. HOPE Bindura works in 12 wards of Bindura Urban, 23 farms along Mazowe River, 5 wards in Nyava and 5 in Manhenga.
The idea of the Project
HOPE Bindura scope of work is guided by three main lines: Health Services, outreach and opinion forning activities. Activities to do with health services are mobilization and promotion of HIV testing, STI treatment and male circumcision whereas outreach activivities include working with youths. The project aims to reduce HIV infection rate and other sexually transmitted infections in the entire community. The project works with all age groups especially active and offers information meant to clear the myths and misconceptions about HIV and AIDS as well as other sexual reproductive health issues. The community works directly with outreach officers and each area has a substantial number of voluntary Hope activists who are equipped to take out the challenge of fighting against HIV by having open discussions about the effects of the epidemic. The project reaches out to 42 100 people.