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Organization Contact Information

Name: Family-In-Need Trust of Zimbabwe
Street 1: 5745 Alfread Crescent Florida,
Street 2:
City: Mutare
Province: Manicaland
Post Code: zw
Country: Zimbabwe
Phone: +263 20 60673
Organization Email: /
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Jack Bbabbie
Last Name: Mukulu
Title: Executive Director

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Rodgers
Last Name: Manuhwa
Title: Board Chair
Phone: +263 773238420

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
1. Background: Founded in 2003, Family-In-Need Trust is a community based development organisation which is dedicated to reduce poverty through empowerment of disadvantaged families of our communities affected by TB/HIV with a special focus on women and children.

Family-In-Need Trust (FIN) is a private sector initiative that is registered in Zimbabwe as a not-for-profit trust organization (MA433/06). Our programming focus on disadvantaged rural and urban women and children affected and infected by TB and HIV/AIDS in Manicaland province of Zimbabwe

FIN Vision: A well established model for the reduction of poverty that undermines family and community life especially that of women and young people.

FIN Mission: Reduce poverty through integrated, sustainable community based initiatives.

2. Our Interest: Women and girls are particularly more vulnerable to TB and HIV infection than their male counterparts because of interplay of biological, cultural and socio-economic factors. Women’s low socio-economic status marked by low income levels, poverty, low educational levels, and subordination, especially in sexual decision-making as well as their traditional roles within the family and community exposes them to a greater risk of TB, HIV and AIDS infection. The denial of women’s basic rights ie the right and access to treatment, and the right to inherit property, the dispossession and stigmatization of widows, inability to make independent financial decisions, further compound women’s miseries and render them more vulnerable to poverty, exploitation, violence and ultimately to TB, HIV and AIDS infection, which lies at the end of the long causal chain of injustices.

Due to their social status in the community they also face difficulties when it comes to seeking TB treatment as the disease is also attached to stigma and discrimination. Some of the women living with HIV and AIDS cannot go for TB diagnosis and cannot raise their voices to fight for their treatment rights.

3. Planning to do in 2011: Advocate
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration:

Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Technical assistance and advice
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
By organizing district and provincial awareness and capacity building meetings and training, supporting local clinics through resource mobilisation including outreach to primary and secondary school in our province

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Zimbabwe
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Train 100 health care workers on collaborative TB/HIV activities and management of HIV associated TB; provide CPT by June 2012 in Zimbabwe .

Update provincial policy such that all HIV positive TB patients are eligible for ART; train health care workers on collaborative TB/HIV activities and management of HIV-associated TB; address stigma and discrimination to promote access to TB and HIV services among the most at-risk populations; strengthen laboratory capacity needed to monitor ART; provide ART by end 2012 in Zimbabwe

Update Provincial policy on ICF; mobilize HIV stakeholders to provide TB prevention, treatment and care services to all people living with HIV; train health care workers (including community health workers) providing HIV services on collaborative TB/HIV activities and the management of HIV-associated TB; strengthen laboratory capacity needed for TB diagnosis (culture,DST, histopathology); strengthen radiology capacity for TB diagnosis (chest X-ay,ultrasound). By end 2012 in Zimbabwe

Train 200 health care workers on collaborative TB/HIV activities and monitoring and evaluation; provide interlinked patient monitoring recording and reporting formats; strengthen programme capacity in the monitoring and evaluation of collaborative TB/HIV activities (including supervision in Zimbabwe by end 2012

Organize 20 meetings of the TB/HIV Working Group; disseminate global policy guidance on TB/HIV, with particular attention to ICF, IPT and infection control in Zimbabwe by end 2013


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 21, 2010
Last updated: June 17, 2014