Mtukudzi To Launch anti-HIV Project In Byo

MSF also known as Doctors Without Borders is an international humanitarian organisation heavily involved in providing medicine to the most vulnerable. 

In the project titled “Positive Generation: Voices for an HIV free future” Mtukudzi is supported by Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz, Dominican Republic musician Juan Luis Guerra and Colombian from Carlos Vives.

Mtukudzi is also backed by Chiwoniso Maraire and local groups’ fromTsholotsho and Bulawayo.

MSF head of mission for Zimbabwe Mari Carmen Vinoles in a brief statement to the media said, the project will bestow international visibility on the reality of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa and highlight the people on treatment.

“The campaign’s objective is to pay tribute to a generation of children, adolescents, mothers who are living “positively” with HIV and they are the best testimonies to fight stigma and transmit positive messages.

“The project illustrates patients seeing their life improving in a short space of time due to treatment and coming to light to speak out and show others that treatment is possible”, said Vinoles.

He added that the anti-HIV campaign project will also “highlight the urgent need to pediatric HIV at international and national levels focusing on the funding gap, the need for targeted strategies, need for better treatment and others”.

Zimbabwe used to be one of the countries worst affected by HIV/AIDS in the world although transmission rates have been declining in the last few years researchers say fear of infection and mass social change have driven a huge decline in HIV rates.