Previously known as the Institute of Public Health, Epidemiology and Development (ISPED) of the University of Bordeaux in France, OPHID has been a technical partner supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Care in the implementation of the National Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV Program in Zimbabwe since 2001.

OPHID has since grown to be one of the main local stakeholders in the field of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment. In 2012, OPHID grew from being a sub-recipient to become a Consortium lead and grant holder for a PEPFAR and USAID funded 5-year Families and Communities for the Elimination of Paediatric HIV (FACE HIV) program which recently ended on the 31st of September 2020.

With support from our funding partners, OPHID is a trusted partner of the Ministry of Health and Child Care at national, provincial, district and community levels. We aim for our programs to be cost-effective, taking advantage of project leverage and integration, joining together expertise in the fields of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment; Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Early Childhood Development and Women’s Empowerment.