The USAID DISCOVER-Health Project contributes towards HIV epidemic control in Zambia while also providing reproductive health and family planning, and maternal and child health services and products.
The five-year project, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partners with the Government of the Republic of Zambia to deliver assistance directly through a national network of outreach clinics and sites, and product outlets. The Project takes health services to underserved communities which are often in the poorest and remotest parts of the country.
USAID DISCOVER-Health employs the overarching strategy of a total market approach, contributing to efforts to ensure that all sectors — public, subsidized, and private — work together to deliver health choices for all population segments. The Project partners with the Ministry of Health to ensure that those in need have access to priority health services and products that they can afford; whether free, subsidized, or commercially priced.
By December 2021, USAID DISCOVER-Health aims to test nearly one million people for HIV, reach 700,000 people with prevention interventions, provide HIV treatment to 80,000 antiretroviral therapy-naive clients, and sell 140 million socially marketed condoms.
USAID DISCOVER-Health is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and, from 2015-2020, in collaboration with the Palladium Group.