Helping Zambians lead healthier lives since 1999.
- More than half a million adult males received safe, high-quality voluntary medical male circumcision services, thereby benefiting from this procedure’s protective effect against HIV.
- Jhpiego established emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 43 out of the country’s 72 districts, as well as services to provide long-term family planning methods in 69 districts.
- Jhpiego-supported sites provided family planning counseling and services to more than 102,000 women who had accepted a family planning method, including more than 7,000 contraceptive implant acceptors.
- Services to provide the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (an intrauterine device, or IUD) have been made available in 20 public health facilities.
Our Work in Zambia
HIV/AIDS Capacity Building and Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Service Delivery
This five-year project is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Through this project, Jhpiego is supporting the Zambian government to control the HIV epidemic by: 1) providing voluntary medical male circumcision services to boys and men in order to reduce HIV transmission; and 2) improving health care providers’ ability to deliver high-quality HIV services through eLearning and onsite clinical mentorship. The project has a geographical focus on Southern, Lusaka, Western and Eastern Provinces.
Safe Motherhood 360+
The Safe Motherhood 360+ project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is led by the Churches Health Association of Zambia in partnership with Jhpiego. This project aims to reduce the “three delays” commonly associated with maternal mortality (delay in seeking care, delay in reaching care and delay in receiving care) to end preventable maternal and child deaths within a generation. To reach this goal, Jhpiego works with 16 district health offices to provide onsite clinical mentorship to health care providers in emergency obstetric and neonatal care using a low-dose, high-frequency approach.
Military-Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Program for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Under this three-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Jhpiego is supporting the Defence Force of Zambia (DFZ) and the DOD’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Program to reduce the number of new HIV infections and other sexually transmitted infections among active members of the DFZ, their families and the civilian communities served by the Zambian military. This is being achieved by scaling up HIV testing services as well as HIV care and treatment, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. In addition, the project seeks to improve case management of orphans and vulnerable children and survivors of gender-based violence, provide HIV prevention services for active military members and priority populations, strengthen the capacity of the DFZ to implement and manage community HIV services and increase access to high-quality data for decision-making.
Program for the Advancement of Malaria Outcomes
The Program for the Advancement of Malaria Outcomes consortium, led by PATH, aims to reduce illness and mortality due to malaria by addressing key challenges in malaria prevention and treatment in four provinces. Jhpiego provides leadership to expand the coverage and quality of services for malaria in pregnancy and case management. Jhpiego leverages mentorship for health care providers and training on integrated case management to increase intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy during antenatal care services.
Improving Equitable Access to Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
This multi-country project—funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance—targets several African countries. The overarching project goal is to support Ministries of Health with their national vaccination rollout, contributing to the elimination of cervical cancer in the targeted countries by achieving an equitable coverage rate of at least 70% among eligible girls by 2030. To reach this goal, Jhpiego is linking secondary prevention of cervical cancer (i.e., screening for cervical cancer) to primary prevention efforts (i.e., HPV vaccination)—and vice versa. To achieve equitable coverage, Jhpiego is using a multipronged approach to reach in- and out-of-school girls through activities such as school-based campaigns and community-based campaigns to reach out-of-school youth. This multipronged approach focuses on four areas: 1) community engagement with stakeholders and beneficiaries for social mobilization; 2) capacity development of health care providers; 3) vaccination integration into existing programs for adolescent/school health; and 4) ensuring high-quality HPV vaccination services.
Health Workforce for the 21st Century Project
The Health Workforce for the 21st Century Project (HW21) is a multi-country initiative funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Systems Administration under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. HW21 supports country-level programs to address key human resources for health system barriers to achieving 95-95-95 goals (i.e., 90% of people living with HIV knowing their HIV status, 90% of people who know their status on treatment, and 90% of people on treatment with suppressed viral loads). This support is provided through technical and implementation assistance as well as research, analysis and sharing of results to inform program implementation.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Services
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is funding Jhpiego through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in support of the goal of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to reduce cervical cancer by 95% among women living with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy. This project builds on Jhpiego’s successful, five-year collaboration with the Ministry of Health to provide cervical cancer prevention services in Zambia. Under this initiative, Jhpiego targeted 11,000 women on antiretroviral therapy for screening at high-burden clinics in Southern Province. Jhpiego supported 13 screening clinics by reinforcing the integration of cervical cancer screening into antiretroviral therapy services and provided supportive supervision, mentorship, performance assessments and provision of commodities to ensure daily services provision. While direct implementation of the cervical cancer prevention activities has been completed, Jhpiego continues to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in planning, implementing and monitoring plans to achieve cervical cancer screening targets in the assigned geographic regions.