The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe (CeSHHAR Zimbabwe) was registered as a Trust in January 2012. Previously known as the Regai Dzive Shiri Project, which has operated in Zimbabwe since 1999, CeSHHAR Zimbabwe houses a number of HIV prevention and sexual health research and programmatic projects. In 2014, CeSHHAR Zimbabwe was registered as a Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) with the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.
In addition to undertaking research and implementing programmes, CeSHHAR has a strong commitment to strengthening research capacity among Zimbabwean graduates. Three CeSHHAR researchers have completed their PhDs in 2013, 2014 and 2016 respectively. One researcher has been awarded a Masters in Medical Statistics.
To conduct high quality, relevant and ethical research, deliver innovative programmes, and strengthen research and programmatic capacity in order to inform evidence-based sexual & reproductive health and HIV programming and policy making.
Values and Principles
Locally-appropriate, culturally relevant, research informed by the public health needs of Zimbabwe
Ethically sound research guided by local and international guidelines and regulations
Striving for scientific excellence and innovation in sexual health and HIV programming and research
Community engagement to ensure sustainability and ownership of programs
Transparency in organisational processes and dissemination of information
Inclusive of all regardless of gender, culture and economic status