Posted by Justin on March 16, 2017

The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC)’s Sub Committee on Publicity and Documentation has unanimously elected Ms Rachael Kalaba as its Chairperson replacing Mr Kenneth Maduma who has since taken up a diplomatic posting in Egypt. The election took place on March 15, 2017.

Ms Kalaba, who represents the youth constituency on the Council, also chairs the Finance and Administration Sub Committee.

Posted by Justin on March 01, 2017

A full team of the National AIDS Council has welcomed the appointment of Dr Reuben Kamoto Mbewe into his position as Director General with NAC Chairperson Dr George Tembo reiterating that the appointee was the best candidate given his vast experience in the health sector.

Dr Tembo informed members of the Council that the recruitment process was above board and that the composition of the interviewing panel was drawn from a wide spectrum of representation to rule out any possible bias.

Posted by Justin on February 23, 2017
NAC staff interact with new DG

 

The anxiety that had gripped the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council and its partners after the abrupt departure of Dr Jabbin Mulwanda as Director General is over following the appointment of Dr Reuben Kamoto Mbewe as the new Chief Executive Officer of the national HIV response coordinating institution.

Posted by Justin on February 23, 2017
AHF team armored with condoms on International Condoms Day in Lusaka

National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council Acting Director General Mr John Mwale has expressed concern on what he has described as a bias of the national HIV response towards treatment at the expense of prevention interventions. Mr Mwale said the bulk of the external support to Zambia’s HIV and AIDS programming was   skewed towards treatment making it assume the outlook of a medicalized response.

Posted by Nyewani on February 01, 2017

The USAID Open Doors project, a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to increase access to and use of comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services by Key Populations (KPs) in targeted provinces of Zambia, is seeking applications for grants through Expressions of Interest (EOI) and Request For Applications (RFA) from Zambian organizations (NGOs, CBOs, and FBOs) who champion the rights and health of Key Populations (KPs) in the following provinces; Centra

Posted by Justin on January 30, 2017

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today the 27th of January 2017 donated 250 male and female condom dispensers in its continued quest to help the Zambian government to stem the tide of new HIV infections, a gesture lauded by the Ministry of Health as it will enhance community access to the sexual risk reducing commodity.

Posted by Justin on January 24, 2017

 

 

A latest generation female condom dubbed ‘maximum Diva Woman’s Condom’ has been launched on the market with added usage attractions of comfort.

The ‘Diva’ is made is made from non-latex, transparent polyurethane film, far much softer and thinner than other condoms before it giving it the effect of  increased sensation for both partners. The socially marketed product was officially launched by the Government of the Republic of Zambian March 19 in Lusaka through Gender Deputy Minister Dorothy Kazunga.

Posted by Justin on January 24, 2017

National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) Director General Dr Jabbin Mulawnda has expressed fear of a resurgence of the AIDS epidemic in Zambia unless the business as usual approach to the response is discarded.

Dr Mulwanda said the end of the threat of HIV was still in the distant future as Zambia was still registering about 42,000 new HIV infections annually. He was speaking in Lusaka today when he addressed members of the Network of Media on Health and Development, an outfit of journalists formed to spearhead information dissemination on health, development and related issues.

Posted by Justin on January 24, 2017

Zambia has won a prestigious award for its outstanding performance in the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) programme supported by the government of the United States of America’s President’s Emergence Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) inter-agency team.

VMMC is one of the high impact HIV prevention interventions adopted in Zambia in combination with other strategies such as condom programming, HIV Testing Services (HTS) and elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV, Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) among others. 

Posted by Justin on January 24, 2017

 

Senior Chief Kaputa of the Tabwa people in Luapula Province says vulnerability issues predisposing young people to risks of HIV infection and early marriages should be addressed failure to which the vices will remain unabated.

The traditional leader singled out poverty as the major vulnerability factor influencing risky social behaviours especially among the poor rural folk. He however cautioned Zambians against looking up to others to uplift them out of poverty but rather exploit their different talents to make a difference.

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