ZACH launches ‘Adolescents Triple Zero’ model

By Gwen Mugauri |  8 months ago | local

The Zimbabwe Association of Church Related Hospitals (ZACH) in partnership with the ministry of Health and Child Care, has launched a comprehensive treatment support initiative, for HIV positive young people called the ‘Adolescents Triple Zero’ model which is expected to improve HIV rates among the targeted group towards the global goal of ending the virus by 2030.

In an interview with Zimpapers Radio News on the side-lines of the official launch Health and Child Care Aids and TB director, Dr Owen Mugurungi said the model aims to adress unique challenges faced by adolescents in HIV care.

ZACH executive director Vuyelwa Chitimbire highlighted that low HIV rates among young people are minimal hence the need to implement the adolescents triple zero model.

The Adolescents Triple Zero model was adopted from Kenya and is premised on achieving zero missed appointments, zero missed doses and zero viral load among the youth.