For over 20 years, Tovwirane has been offering HIV testing and counseling (HTC), advocacy, quality care and support services to the community including those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS in Mzimba and beyond. The organization is involved among other activities, in mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS by strengthening the ability of local people to provide awareness in HIV Prevention, Care and Support among those who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Most of the support has been through the work of active and committed volunteers based in the communities where change is to be effected.
Tovwirane has two static sites, one is at our office in Mzimba and the other is at Raiply. In addition to the static sites the organization has outreach sites in the impact area. The organization has qualified and dedicated counselors who do the counseling and testing of clients.
There have been tremendous achievements in the past 20 years or so. The program has had a far reaching effect on Health, HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC), Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT), Home Based Care and Orphan and Vulnerable Children to support youths, People Living With AIDS, women, men and communities in general. Although many interventions are feasible and effective, Tovwirane has chosen integrated packages using PMTCT services, Home care visits, voluntary counseling and testing, behavior change outreach campaigns, AIDS Toto Clubs, condom demonstration and distribution.