Services: Technical Assistance, Training, Capacity Development
Technical Expertise: Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Health Systems Strengthening, HIV, Infectious Diseases, Nutrition, Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Social and Behavior Change
Despite significant progress towards reducing morbidity and mortality from HIV, Zambia continues to struggle with one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world; 12% of persons aged 15 – 49 years are infected, with significant impact among adolescent girls and young women and men ages 25-34.
Working together with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), PEPFAR is scaling up interventions that are most effective in the areas and populations with the highest burden of HIV. The country’s long-term vision calls for a “nation free from the threat of HIV and AIDS by 2030,” moving the country forward to epidemic control.
In support of this aim, the USAID SAFE: Supporting an AIDS-Free Era Program is reducing HIV mortality, morbidity, and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western.
USAID SAFE works alongside the GRZ, private sector, and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, district, and facility levels to establish and roll out service delivery systems where there is unmet need, strengthen existing service delivery platforms, and increase the GRZ’s ability to manage USAID government-to-government (G2G) activities.
The program is implemented by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board.