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Zambia

Since 1999, we have worked in these technical areas:

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Infection Prevention and Control

Digital Health

Our impact

  • More than 367,000 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 96,000 women who had accepted a family planning method, including more than 7,000 contraceptive implant acceptors.
  • SmartCare—an innovative electronic health record system in which patients have cards with SIM chips storing their health data—is now used by nearly 700 clinics and hospitals in all 10 provinces of Zambia, thereby ensuring that health care providers have the information they need to provide high-quality services.

Current programs


  • 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.

  • Maternal and Child Survival Program

    The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/zambia/.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Current programs

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.

Maternal and Child Survival Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/zambia/.

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.

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.

Current and recent donors


CDC
USAID
U.S. Department of Defense

Zambia-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Kwame Asiedu, Country Director
Tel. 260 211 256 287
P.O. Box 36873
8 Ngumbo Road
Long Acres
Lusaka, Zambia