International AIDS Society
In June 2019, the International AIDS Society and The Union office in Zimbabwe hosted two Media Field trips to Rutsanana Polyclinic in Glen Norah, Harare and to ZIMPLATS Mine in Ngezi.

Mayase Sere is living with HIV and collects her antiretroviral treatment from Turf clinic in Ngezi. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)

A TB patient holds their "white-card" which has become the reference term for TB/HIV patients in the community surrounding Rutsanana Polyclinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Sr. Angela Chikondo is a Registered General Nurse at Rutsanana Clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Sr. Angela Chikondo shows journalists how information on TB patients is collated as part of the IAS Media Field Trip to Rutsanana Polyclinic in Harare, Zimbabwe.(Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Journalists interview Sr. Angela Chikondo on her work as the TB focal person at Rutsanana Polyclinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
At Rutsanana Polyclinic in Harare, Sr. Angela Chikondo is the TB/HIV focal person. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Dr. Sithabiso Dube, TB/HIV Care Officer at The Union office in Harare responds to a question during a Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS). (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
ournalists take notes during an interview with Dr. Sithabiso Dube, TB/HIV Care Officer at The Union during a Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS). (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
At Rutsanana Polyclinic in Harare, Sr. Angela Chikondo is the TB/HIV focal person. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Blessing Chingwaru, 29, is a self-taught motor mechanic and was diagnosed with TB in February 2019. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
A patient at Rustanana Polyclinic holds their TB medication dispensed by Sr. Chikondo during a Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS). (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
A journalist records and takes notes during a patient interview at Rutsanana Polyclinic as part of a Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS). (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
29 year-old Blessing Chingwaru's weighed 59kgs when he began his TB treament course under Rutsanana Polyclinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
In 2016, 29 year-old Blessing Chingwaru tested positive for HIV and in February 2019, he was diagnosed with TB following a sputum test. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Charlene Masanga, 28, is the fourth person in her family to contract TB having lost her mother to the infectious disease in the previous year. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Journalists from Agence Free-Presse (AFP) interview a patient at Rutsanana Polyclinic in Harare during a Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS). (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Journalists interview 28 year-old Charlene Masanga at Rutsanana Polyclinic during a Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS). (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Rutsanana Polyclinic is located 13km from Harare's city centre and is one of the first Integrated HIV Care for Tuberculosis Patients with HIV/AIDS. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Members of the media interview 28 year-old Charlene Masanga outside Rutsanana Polyclinic in Harare, during a Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS). (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
At 28, Charlene Masanga is a hairdresser and after a series of tests following an unusual cough, Rutsanana Polyclinic referred her to Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital where she was diagnosed TB. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Mazvita Chataurwa is a Microscopist at Rutsanana Polyclinic in Harare, attending to betwwen 135 - 150 sputum samples a month. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Journalists preparing to interview a patient at Rutsanana Polyclinic as part of a Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS). (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Having started antiretroviral treament in 2009, Peter Nyatsanga (49) was diagnosed with abdominal tuberculosis having presented signs of extreme weightloss, night sweats and bouts of fatigue. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
49 year-old Peter Nyatsanga collects his antiretriviral medication from Rutsanana Clinic and was diagnosed with TB and Diabetes, a coinfection which has been hard to diagnose. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Rustanana Polyclinic in Highfield Harare has a dedicated TB consultation room. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Sr. Angela Chikondo assesses TB medication in the storeroom at Rutsanana Polyclinic. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Patient education materials highlighting the symptoms of TB are on display around the building at Rutsanana Polyclinic in Highfields, Harare. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Zimbabwe has had multiple intervention programmes aimed towards TB diagnosis and treatment. In 2016, Rutsanana Polyclinic became one of a few clinics selected for a pilot project on Integrated Care for Tuberculosis patients with HIV/AIDS. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Omega Chakarisa, a Health Officer at the Ngezi Medical Centre, show participants of the IAS Media Field Trip the TB medication they have in stock. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Independent media journalist Frank Chikowore interviews Sr. Angela Chikondo at Rutsanana Polyclinic, one of the centres selected for a pilot project on Integrated Care for Tuberculosis patients with HIV/AIDS. The interview was made possible through a Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS). (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
During a recent Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS), journalists interviewed TB/HIV Care Officer, Dr. Sithabiso Dube at Rutsanana Polyclinic in Highfields, Harare - a trip speareheaded by The Union. office in Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
TB/HIV Care Officer, Dr. Sithabiso Dube at Rutsanana Polyclinic in Highfields, Harare - one of the centres selected for a pilot project on Integrated Care for Tuberculosis patients with HIV/AIDS. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
TB/HIV Care Officer, Dr. Sithabiso Dube emphasizes a point during an interview with a journalist at Rutsanana Polyclinic in Highfields, Harare. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Rumbidzai Chidora (24), a Technical Support Team Intern with AfricAID Zvandiri, shares the highlights from a panel discussion she was a part of during the "Translating Science to End HIV in Southern Africa" Conference held at the Holiday Inn Hotel on june 24 2019. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Patients wait on their turn to be attended to at Ngezi Medical Clinic, ZIMPLATS. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Omega Chakarisa is a Health Officer at Ngezi Medical Centre which is situated at ZIMPLATS in Ngezi. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Ngezi Medical Clinic, located on the ZIMPLATS Mine site, accesses TB medication for its patients through Zimbabwe's Ministry of Health and Child Care. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Phakamani Moyo (25) is the current IAS Youth Champion for Zimbabwe based the Paediatric Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA) as a peer counsellor. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
s part of a Media Tour organised by the International AIDS Society, journalists from various media houses interview Dr. Edmond Berejena at Ngezi Medical Clinic at ZIMPLATS Mine. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters or ‘CATS’, Thandiwe Mapora (23) shares the perspectives of people living with disabilities with journalists who are part of the International AIDS Society Media Tour in Zimbabwe. Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Journalist Daphne Machiri, a participant in the IAS Media Tour, records an interview with International AIDS Society Youth Champion, Phakamani Moyo. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Queen Bee Chihera (not real name), through AVAC's PxROAR program has been working on sensitising communities with the intention to gain easier access to health services for the LGBTQI individuals.(Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
IAS Youth Champion, Phakamani Moyo emphasizes why men and boys should be conscientized on prevention of HIV as they assume the initiating role whilst girls are merely respondents to suggestion. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Rumbidai Chidora (24), is a Technical Support Team Intern with AfricAID Zvandiri. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Shanine Mushonga (23) is an intern with AfricAID Zvandiri and the former IAS Youth Champion for Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
(R) Phakamani Moyo succeeded Shanine Mushonga as the IAS Youth Champion for Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Professor James G. Hakim is a one of the world's leading HIV/AIDS researchers and is based at the University of Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Thandiwe T Mapora (23) works for AfricAID Zvandiri as a Community Adolescent Treatment Supporter or 'CATS'. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Queen Bee Chihera (not real name), through AVAC's PxROAR program has been working on sensitising communities with the intention to gain easier access to health services for LGBTQI individuals.(Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
A panel discussion during the Translating Science to End HIV in Southern Africa held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Zimbabwe on the 24th of June 2019. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Media practioners innterview Professor James G. Hakim as part of a Media Tour facilitated by IAS. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Professor James G. Hakim sits on the IAS Governing Council, representing the University if Zimbabwe's Department of Medicine. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Dr. Charles Sandy is the National TB Programme Manager at the Ministry of of Health and Child Care in Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
rofessor James G. Hakim conducts an interview with members of the media at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Harare. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Dr. Charles Sandy is the National TB Programme Manager at the Ministry of of Health and Child Care in Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Journalists from eNCA and AFP interview Dr. Charles Sandy from the Ministry of Health and Child Care. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Agence France-Presse (AFP) Photojournalist, Jekesai Njikizana blows into a breathalyser at ZIMPLATS Ngezi Mine as part of entry requirement at the mine. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Anna Miti, a journalist from the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation prepares for a breathalyser at ZIMPLATS Ngezi Mine as part of a Media Field Trip facilitated by the International AIDS Society (IAS).(Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Anna Miti, a senior journalist at one of Zimbabwe's prestigious media houses conducts an interview at Ngezi Medical Clinic in Ngezi. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Ngezi Medical Clinic, located near Bimha Mine at ZIMPLATS in Ngezi. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Dr. Edmond Berejena, a Medical Officer at ZIMPLATS, is interviewed by journalists at Ngezi Medical Clinic during a recent Media Tour organised by the International AIDS Society in collaboration with The Union office in Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Journalists participating as part of the IAS Media Field Trip conduct an interview at Ngezi Medical Clinic. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
James Gauti (45), an employee at ZIMPLATS Mine, is interviewed by journalists on his treatment as a TB patient. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Dr. Edmond Berejena, a Medical Officer at ZIMPLATS, is interviewed by journalists at Ngezi Medical Clinic during a recent Media Tour organised by the International AIDS Society in collaboration with The Union office in Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Dr. Edmond Berejena, a Medical Officer at ZIMPLATS, addresses questions from journalists at Ngezi Medical Clinic during a recent Media Tour organised by the International AIDS Society in collaboration with The Union office in Zimbabwe. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Phylis Mbanje, a journalist from one of Zimbabwe's independent media houses the NewsDay interviews an employee at Ngezi Medical Clinic. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Journalist Anna Miti poses a question to an employee. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Kanukai Steward, is receiving treatment for TB from Ngezi Medical Clinic and to support his recovery, ZIMPLATS have re-assigned him to above-ground postings only. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
James Gauti (45), an employee at ZIMPLATS Mine, is undergoing TB treatment and accesses his medication at Ngezi Medical Clinic. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Journalists listen to feedback from members of staf at Turf Clinic, which is in the residential section of ZIMPLATS Mine and falls under the Mhondoro Ngezi Rural District Council. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Sandikonda Msadabwe (44) received his TB diagnosis at Ngezi Medical Clinic and has since begun his. treatment. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
James Gauti (45), an employee at ZIMPLATS Mine, is on the road to recovery as he began his TB treatment procedures following his diagnosis at Ngezi Medical Clinic. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
A group photo of the IAS Media Tour participants with (Left to Right) IAS Media Consultant Michael Kessler, The Union Communication Officer Paidamoyo Magaya and ZIMPLATS Head of Corporate Affairs.(Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Sr. Anjula Gogwe is the Nurse in Charge at Turf Clinic which is in the residential section of ZIMPLATS Mine and falls under the Mhondoro Ngezi Rural District Council. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Turf Clinic, managed by Sr. Anjula Gogwe, undertakes HIV testing and TB screening whilst catering for a population just over 17535. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
A journalist notes information shared during an interview conducted as part of the IAS Media Tour to ZIMPLATS Mine. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Turf Clinic has an HIV self-testing booth available to its clients at an ad hoc basis. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Turf Clinic is located residential section of ZIMPLATS Mine and falls under the Mhondoro Ngezi Rural District Council. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Timothy Nyevera (35) was diagnosed with TB early June 2019 at Turf Clinic in Ngezi. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Prior to being diagnosed with TB, Timothy Nyevera (35) experienced severe stomach pains which resulted in him assuming he had ulcers. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Clemence Siziba is a village health worker based in Ngezi. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Journalists interview a village health worker at Turf Clinic in Ngezi. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Mayase Sere is living with HIV and collects her antiretroviral treatment from Turf clinic in Ngezi. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
The Union Communication Officer, Paidamoyo Magaya interviews Mayase Sere, a woman living with HIV at Turf Clinic in Ngezi. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Mayase Sere is living with HIV and hopes her children will live to take care of her when they are old enough to work. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
A patient prepares an HIV self testing kit in a booth provided for at Turf Clinic in Ngezi. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
The HIV self testing booth at Turf Clinic in Ngezi allows clients to reduce the amount of exposure to stigma associated with HIV. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
A cable tray at ZIMPLATS' Ngezi Mine. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
The HIV self testing kit is accompanied by an instruction sheet supporting by image references for ease of use. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Clement Siziba (49) is a village health worker in Ngezi and he uses a bicycle, provided to Turf Clinic by UNICEF, to connect with his clients. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
ZIMPLATS Clinics in Ngezi access TB patient drugs through their affiliation to the Ministry of Health and Child Care. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
In 2014, Bimha Mine was shutdown due to an underground collapse which affected ZIMPLATS' output by 50% and scheduled to be brought back into full production before the end of 2019. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)
Mupfuti Mine is one of a multiple assets under ZIMPLATS. TB has become one of the occupational respiratory diseases associated with mines in Southern Africa due to silicosis causing a silica dust-associated TB. (Photographer: Charmaine Chitate/IAS)