Zambia Support to the HIV/AIDS Response (SHARe) Program

Dates: 2004-2010

Country: Zambia

Client(s): USAID

Services: Applied Technology, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Technical Assistance, Training, Capacity Development

Technical Expertise: HIV, Universal Health Coverage, Infectious Diseases


Zambia, like its southern African neighbors, has been devastated by AIDS. The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and its nongovernmental and commercial sector partners have responded to the HIV epidemic with significant success. Together, they have established an impressive range of services, including HIV testing and treatment, increased condom availability, support for people living with HIV, increased access to clinical care and anti-retroviral therapy, as well as essential services such as home-based care.

The Support to the HIV/AIDS Response in Zambia (SHARe) Project served as a catalyst to reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS and improve the quality of life for persons affected by HIV and AIDS in Zambia. By strengthening leadership, building local capacity, and improving the policy environment, the Project supported the institutional response to HIV and AIDS. SHARe worked with the public and private sectors to establish workplace programs that strengthened HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for employees, families, and the community at large.

In addition to supporting workplace initiatives, SHARe supported the Zambia government and nongovernmental organizations to improve the management and coordination of HIV activities, including improved data collection and decision making. The program also worked closely with policymakers to strengthen the legal and regulatory environment as it related to HIV and the national HIV/AIDS performance monitoring and evaluation system. SHARe was implemented by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, Inc., Initiatives, Inc., the Zambian Health, Education and Communication Trust (ZECHT) and CHAMP, along with other local partners.

 

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