Caroline Mubaira

Caroline Antonia Mubaira is a Health Activist with experience of working with government Caroline Mubairaofficials, Parliamentarians and civil society organisations.  Caroline has worked for government, private sector, both national and International Non-governmental Organisations.

Caroline is currently working as a Deputy Team Leader of Crown Agents Zimbabwe on a project aimed at improving equitable access and quality of health care in Zimbabwe, with special emphasis on Women, New-borns, Children and Adolescents being implemented by Crown Agents in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care in Zimbabwe.

Caroline is a keen volunteer and Health activist who has championed a number of health initiatives that resulted in policy changes at local and global level. Caroline Mubaira is one of the researchers who worked as volunteers under International Treatment preparedness Coalition and produced several reports with evidence that showed how the “3 by 5” initiative, launched by UNAIDS and WHO in 2003, to provide three million people living with HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries with life-prolonging antiretroviral treatment (ART) by the end of 2005 was going to miss the target.

Caroline was one of the two researchers who launched the Missing the Target report, Failing Women, failing Children: HIV, Vertical Transmission and Women’s Health at World Health Assembly in 2009 alongside with AIDS Free World. The following day UNAIDS made a commitment to end vertical transmission of HIV.

Caroline as the Consumer Action Forum Coordinator (Zimbabwe) coined and coined the name Tracking Essential National medicines and Diagnostics Access Initiative (TENDAI) under Southern Africa Regional Programme on Access to Medicines and Diagnostics (SARPAM); whereby community monitors from a network of Civil Society partners use mobile phones to collect data on the availability of medicines at points of access in eight countries and use the information for advocacy and educating community members.

Caroline is currently one of the Co-Chairs of Africa Community Advisory Board (AfroCAB) whose goal is to advocate for greater access to quality anti-HIV treatment (drugs, diagnostics and services) for all PLHIV in sub-Sahara Africa. Caroline has written/contributed to papers: The Impact of Privatization of Health Services on HIV/AIDS and Access to Treatment: A Zimbabwean’s Perspective: Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network, Major Reproductive Health Problems faced by Young People in Matabeleland Region of Zimbabwe: African Youth HIVAIDS Best Practices Handbook, Using focus groups to develop HIV education among adolescent females in Zimbabwe: Health Promotion International, Vol. 10, No. 2, 85-92, 1995, Let us fly monograph, Auntie Stella Toolkit; Teenagers Talk about sex, life and relations.







Published: August 11, 2016
Last edited: August 17, 2016