Zambia Community HIV/AIDS Prevention Project (Z-CHPP)
The USAID-funded Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP), led by Pact, is accelerating progress towards Zambia’s goal of reducing new HIV infections by increasing adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors with a key focus on people living with HIV (PLHIV), discordant couples, young women, and other high risk groups, using evidence-based and locally owned solutions. By supporting the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and developing local community and district level solutions, Z-CHPP is aimed at assisting Zambia to reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets.
Under the Z-CHPP, ZHECT is focusing on three of the four project objectives:
Key determinants of risky behavior mitigated among priority populations
Increase in completed referrals from community programs to high impact services
Actions adopted by communities to reduce young women’s vulnerability to HIV, unintended pregnancy and SGBV
With its National and district level presence ZHECT is implementing social and behavior change communications (SBCC) activities that are linked to clear behavior change objectives, providing HTC, distribute condom and promote correct and consistent condom use and other sexual risk reduction strategies in Livingstone, Choma and Mazabuka.
ZHECT is also collaborating with community leaders, religious leaders, District NZP+ Chapter and civil society to reduce stigma and discrimination and implementing activities to reduce harmful gender norms as part of promoting couples HTC. Furthermore, ZHECT is implementing and scaling-up prevention activities for men to change harmful gender norms that support and encourage multiple and concurrent partnerships and cross-generational sex.
Zambia Health Education and Communications Trust Plot 1551 Fairview Area Church Road P/B E835 Lusaka