Zambia

JSI has been working to strengthen health services and systems in Zambia since the mid-1980s, when it implemented the Family Planning Enterprise project. Over the past thirty years, JSI has significantly increased the scope and depth of support to the government, NGO, and private sectors to address the public health needs of the people of Zambia.

JSI is the government’s lead partner in strengthening supply chain systems for HIV-related health commodities. JSI’s support to Zambia’s HIV response also includes technical assistance to improve policies, scale up private workplace programs, and build the capacity of district-level government and NGOs to improve and expand HIV-related services.

Currently, through the USAID DISCOVER-Health project, JSI is working to ensure equitable access to.high quality services and products related to HIV, maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), family planning, and reproductive health as a strategic partner to the Government of Zambia. Using a total market approach, the project leverages the relative strengths of the public and private sectors to maximize quality, convenience, and affordability of care and products at the district and community levels.

Zambia is one of the ten countries JSI is supporting to implement cutting-edge innovations to reduce the incidence of HIV infection in adolescent girls and young women through the PEPFAR-funded DREAMS Innovation Challenge.

Through the Advancing Partners and Communities project, JSI is supporting community programs in Zambia that seek to improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relationship to family planning.

View an infographic detailing JSI's work improving health outcomes in Zambia.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: USAID/PEPFAR SAFE: Supporting an AIDS-Free Era

USAID/PEPFAR SAFE: Supporting an AIDS-Free Era

In Zambia, JSI will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity, and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western.

FEATURE
View details: Chief Chikanta brings agricultural, financial, and health and HIV-related services to his chiefdom in Zambia

Chief Chikanta brings agricultural, financial, and health and HIV-related services to his chiefdom in Zambia

With assistance from the SHARe II project, local leaders design and implement a strategy that improves the health and wellbeing of residents.

PROJECT
View details: DREAMS Innovation Challenge Funds Manager

DREAMS Innovation Challenge Funds Manager

JSI builds the capacity and monitors the progress of 46 organizations that received DREAMS Innovation Challenge sub-awards to reduce HIV infection in young women in Africa who have limited or no access to health care services.

FEATURE
View details: Spreading HIV/AIDS knowledge through Zambian pop stars

Spreading HIV/AIDS knowledge through Zambian pop stars

The SHARe project organizes a social mobilization event in Livingston, Zambia to increase public knowledge about HIV and AIDS.

PROJECT
View details: Zambia SHARe II: Support to the HIV/AIDS Response in Zambia

Zambia SHARe II: Support to the HIV/AIDS Response in Zambia

JSI strengthened the organizational and technical capacity of the Zambian government and organizations to sustain the response to HIV, strengthening and expanding leadership involvement as well as HIV/AIDS workplace programs.

FEATURE
View details: Former president Bill Clinton praises JSI's efforts to strengthen logistics systems

Former president Bill Clinton praises JSI's efforts to strengthen logistics systems

The Logistics Management Information System, designed by the USAID DELIVER PROJECT and employed by the central health commodity warehouse in Lusaka, Zambia, is recognized for its excellence in increasing efficiency of the health commodity supply chain.

PROJECT
View details: New Partners Initiative Technical Assistance Project (NuPITA)

New Partners Initiative Technical Assistance Project (NuPITA)

JSI is helping PEPFAR New Partner’s Initiative grantees to improve the quality of their HIV programs by strengthening their organizational systems and technical capacity so as to better serve the needs of their communities.

FEATURE
View details: Treating HIV-positive mothers brings hope to Zambia's youngest

Treating HIV-positive mothers brings hope to Zambia's youngest

A partnership between the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission program and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT offers free HIV testing and ensures a steady supply of antiretroviral drugs, renewing the hope of an HIV-positive mother.

PROJECT
View details: Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)

Supply Chain Management System (SCMS)

JSI and its partners strengthened global procurement and distribution systems for essential HIV&AIDS medicines and supplies in over 20 countries, leading to lowered costs and better availability in some of the hardest to reach areas of the world.

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