Zimbabwe's economy has been in decline since the 1990s, with very few funds available for any public expenditure and social services. Poverty and unemployment are endemic and political strife is commonplace.
The country’s health sector faces numerous challenges, including shortages of medical commodities and essential medicines. Médecins Sans Frontières has worked in Zimbabwe since 2000.
HIV care in Zimbabwe
Although the HIV prevalence rate has decreased by almost half, there are still major gaps in vital treatments and services available to patients, such as the availability of routine viral load monitoring and second-line antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.