Zambia

Two women queue to see the pharmacist who is behind a glass window.

AIDSFree Activities in Zambia

  • Health Systems Strengthening through Improved Data Visibility and Data Use: To realize the 90-90-90 goals, health facilities must have a sufficient supply of test kits, HIV treatment medication, and other health commodities. Zambia is leveraging technology and other innovative strategies to improve their health system so they can achieve these targets. AIDSFree is supporting Zambia’s Ministry of Health to build upon an electronic logistics management information system (eLMIS), created by lead partner, JSI, under previous projects. This system, once rolled out to health facilities throughout Zambia, will facilitate faster access to and application of data analytics at each level of the health system to prevent stockouts of test kits, HIV treatment, and other essential HIV health products. Learn more about AIDSFree’s eLMIS activity in Zambia.
  • Willingness to Pay for Condoms Studies: 90% of new infections in Zambia have been attributed to a failure to wear condoms. Condoms are an important and highly-effective HIV prevention strategy, and have been flagged in the Condom 20x20 Initiative, with the goal of increasing availability and use of 20 billion condoms by 2020. Zambia is one of five countries where AIDSFree’s prevention team is conducting several studies assessing (1) users’ willingness to pay for free, social marketed, and commercial condoms; (2) the retail environment for condoms; and (3) trends in the prices of social marketed condoms. These studies are underway during 2016-2017, and reports will be shared on this site once completed. To follow this and other studies on condoms, sign up for AIDSFree’s Prevention Update.