BEAT AIDS Project Zimbabwe (BAPZ)

grapevine’s second client on the African continent, BEAT AIDS Project Zimbabwe (an initiative of Norwalk, Connecticut-based World Health Clinicians) is a Zimbabwean NGO, paralleling its mission with that of the country’s Ministry of Health and Child Care, providing HIV treatment and care to communities around Zimbabwe, primarily in in the Matabeleland North Province, in which Victoria Falls is located.

Part of BAPZ’s U.S.-based team, Steven Le Vine has traveled to Zimbabwe with the organization on a number of occasions, most recently overseeing the launch of BAPZ’s new specialty HIV clinic; conducting interviews and writing content for the organization’s digital magazine; and helping to manage various events, including a recent HIV and AIDS Awareness Music Festival that offered free testing and photos. The event attracted more than 1,000 people from outside the country’s capital of Harare. grapevine also supports the organization through consistent media outreach and public relations materials.