HIV and AIDS

Our HIV/AIDS program follows a rights-based approach, focused both on addressing the root causes of the spread of HIV/AIDS as well as supporting communities and Government institutions in the provision of services and protection to children and young people affected by HIV/AIDS. The core focuses of our HIV/AIDS work in Zambia is prevention. We implement Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) and Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) programs in target communities.

Save the Children’s programme has continued to advocate for a child rights based holistic approach in the provision of services to children infected and/or affected by HIV&AIDS. The programme focuses on identifying the root causes of the spread of HIV infection among children and on improving children’s access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education services and addressing the root causes of vulnerability to HIV infection among children as well as mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS on children. This is achieved through strengthening the capacity of Civil Society Organization, government counterparts as well as community structures which support infected and affected children. Through these partnerships Save the Children creates children’s access to improved referral mechanisms to social services with focus on nutrition, education, health and other social services within communities.

Our advocacy efforts together with partners have shaped the government’s revision of re-targeting beneficiaries of Social Cash Transfer (SCT) to include households with under-five children, with the purpose of promoting good nutrition for under-five children pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Trained 432 NHC members in community mobilization to enable them plan, monitor and carry out health and nutrition activities.

Trained Members of Parliament trained to hold government account on national plans for nutrition.

Trained 240 healthcare workers in Essential Newborn Care and Mentorship

Trained 20 healthcare workers in Lufwanyama District in Kangaroo Mother Care.

 

Trained 92 National Emergency Obstetric New born Care (EmONC) trainers were trained in ENC including KMC and new-born resuscitation using the HBB approach.