Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP)
The organization focuses on
HIV, SRHR, MNCH
Vision of the organization
AIDS free, empowered and productive community
Summary Description of your Organization
Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP) is a faith-based, non-denominational organization that was established in 1992 to work on reducing the impact of HIV and AIDS in communities of Manicaland Province of Zimbabwe. From 1992 DOMCCP worked to strengthen the capacity of communities to cope with the AIDS pandemic. With the evolution of the pandemic and advent of anti-retro viral treatment, DOMCCP transformed its interventions and strategies to suit the changing health needs, especially of marginalized community using an integrated health access framework approach. The organisation is governed by a 9 member board drawn from law, health (including HIV), community development, financial management, human resource management and child development. At least 75% of the board members are Zimbabweans. DOMCCP is currently working in Nyanga, Mutasa, Mutare, Makoni and Chipinge districts of Manicaland. The head office is in Mutare while there are sub-offices in each of the other districts. Annually, DOMCCP implements projects that directly reach around 25,000 families. These projects include HIV prevention and access to HIV services, adolescent sexual reproductive health (ASRH), women empowerment, educational support for OVC and sustainable livelihoods. The organisation has 24 contract staff members under programs, finance and administration departments. At community level DOMCCP works with about 290 community-based volunteers who comprise community care givers, child care workers, village health workers, and community HIV & AIDS agencies. DOMCCP has been involved in designing and implementing HIV programmes since 1992, starting with capacity building of community-based health workers. The following are the most recent HIV programmes implemented by DOMCCP; Oct. 2015 to present: Implementing partner in the DREAMS programme in responsible for HIV Prevention and GBV norms components of the programme in Manicaland. Oct. 2014 to Sept. 2017: Implemented an advocacy and access to HIV services by key populations under the PEPFAR-funded Coalition for Effective Community Health Leadership and Accountability (CECHLA) Jan. 2010 to present: providing CD4 and viral load measurement services to PLHIV in marginalised areas. This initiative has been supported by various funders namely Irish Aid, Dorcas, Troicare, Porticus, Misean Cara and Catholic Health Services of Long Island Caregivers Fund. The projects involved ART adherence monitoring, provision of treatment literacy and defaulter tracking using Community HIV Support Agencies. 2002 to 2010: supporting the establishment of psychosocial support groups for PLHIV, which have been the pillars for treatment information dissemination among PLHIV, and for strengthening treatment adherence. DOMCCP is a multi-project organisation that receives grants from various donors, however all contributing to the vision of DOMCCP’s community. Some of the sources of DOMCCP’s funds are USAID, PEPFAR, Action Aid, Irish Aid and Misean Cara. The sum total of these grant ranges between USD900,000 and USD1,2 million per annum. The organization goes through annual global audits and all projects are evaluated at the end of their life span. With regards to human resources DOMCCP has qualified and experienced personnel with vast community development experience ranging from 4 to 20 years. In total DOMCCP has 24 employees that work with about 290 community-based volunteers who comprise community care givers, child care workers, village health workers, and community HIV & AIDS agencies at community level. DOMCCP is also equipped with vehicles (9 vehicles and 8 motor cycles) to support community projects. Although DOMCCP’s headquarter is located at St. Joseph’s Mission in Mutare, there are also sub-offices in all districts where the projects are located.