Zimbabwe (MNN) ― Government figures show that Zimbabwe's HIV/AIDS rate is roughly 15%.
The decline is linked directly to changes in behavior and education about the disease. Education comes from programs that were set up to address the epidemic, which led to hundreds of HIV/AIDS projects in Africa--some are successful, many are not. Some of the programs only partially address the issue rather than address the core of the problem.
That's why The Evangelical Alliance Mission is taking a different approach in order to assist in lasting change.
They want to see a "grass roots" movement owned by the local church so that the initiative will continue long after the launch and can become independent of the funds from the West that serve as a catalyst.
The ZITA Alliance is responding with Christ-like holistic ministry to the HIV/AIDS crisis. A network is already forming between churches, non-governmental groups, and others.
The goal: to see a vibrant, Biblically-mature Church in Zimbabwe become a model for sub-Saharan Africa. TEAM will help the Zimbabwe Christian church develop leadership for a nationally networked approach. TEAM has been in Zimbabwe for 70 years, developing a reputation for consistent, compassionate caring.