Zambia DISCOVER-Health Project (USAID)






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The USAID DISCOVER-Health Project aims to improve the lives of Zambians by providing them with better access to quality health care. The project contributes towards HIV epidemic control in Zambia, while also providing technical assistance around integrated reproductive health, family planning, and maternal and child health services and products. These efforts include differentiated, person-centered care to close gaps in health equity.

USAID DISCOVER-Health is a key partner to the Ministry of Health in the roll-out of long acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) for HIV prevention in Zambia, building on the project’s work supporting the introduction of oral PrEP and establishing Zambia’s national HIV prevention campaign: Zambia Ending AIDS

In 2022, the project expanded to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s efforts to address the global COVID-19 epidemic, including accelerating the national rollout and scale-up of COVID-19 vaccination, resulting in vaccinating 70% of eligible Zambians

USAID DISCOVER Health is best known for its innovative approaches developed in consultation and co-creation with clients and the Ministry of Health such as providing men with health care by reaching them through virtual health hubs. The project also continues to provide technical assistance around integrated health services to underserved and remote communities. 

Learn more about USAID DISCOVER-Health’s most recent achievements including ensuring more than 150,000 clients were initiated on PrEP and supporting antiretroviral treatment for over 12,000 people living with HIV, 97% of whom achieved viral suppression. 

The project is implemented by JSI in close partnership with the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s Ministry of Health.

Photo caption: A group of university students attend a USAID DISCOVER-Health supported activation event to raise awareness of, and increase access to, HIV treatment and prevention services. Credit: Bridget Siulanda for JSI.


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