Zambia

CHW Regional Meeting | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 19-21, 2012

The USAID-sponsored Community Health Worker (CHW) Regional Meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from June 19 to 21, 2012, was attended by over 60 government and nongovernmental (NGO) representatives from six African countries (Ethiopia,...

Care that Counts Initiative: A Standards-Based Approach to Improving Quality of Programs for Vulnerable Children and Families

This short report describes the activities of HCI under the PEPFAR-funded Care that Counts Initiative to provide technical assistance to ministries and partner organizations to develop and implement minimum care standards for services to...

Improving CHW Program Functionality, Performance, and Engagement: Operations Research Results from Zambia

The United Nations Millennium Project identified the large-scale training and deployment of community health workers (CHWs) as an important strategy to fill the human resources gap and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...

CHW Program Functionality Improvement, Performance and Engagement: Operations Research Results from Zambia

The United Nations Millennium Project identified the large-scale training and deployment of community health workers (CHWs) as an important strategy for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, programs involving CHWs...

PROMPT MALARIA DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IN KASHIMA AND CHAMBI RURAL HEALTH CENTRES IN NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE IN ZAMBIA

Problem: Kashima Rural Health Centre is a government facility in Mufumbwe District North Western Province of Zambia; its catchment area is approximate 13000. Chambi area is about 20km west of Chavuma Boma in north western province where...

SUCCESS STORY; A HEALTH POST OPENNED AT KAKOLO IN MAPOSA AREA - KITWE ZAMBIA

Problem: Maposa Area lies in the boundaries between Luanshya and Kitwe. Its inhabitants have to cover over 20 kilometers in order to seek medical services. This was even more difficult as TB patients and those on ART ended up being...

The Potential to Save Newborn Lives in Rural communities of Zambia: Results of a Randomised Control Study in Mpongwe and Chongwe, Zambia.

Problem: After almost four decades of child survival efforts, it is clear that the newborn now contributes the largest proportion to infant morbidity and mortality, yet it is still a silent area.Newborn care is therefore an emerging...

Improving community health worker use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Zambia: package instructions, job aid and job aid-plus-training

Introduction of artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) has boosted interest in parasite-based malaria diagnosis, leading to increased use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), particularly in rural settings where microscopy is limited. With...

The Zambia HIV/AIDS Workforce Study: preparing for scale-up.

This report presents the findings of a study conducted within 16 healthcare facilities in Zambia that offer voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (P-MTCT), and antiretroviral (ARV)...

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