Posted by Justin on August 28, 2017

The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) has appointed its Director of Programmes Mr Fortune Chibamba as Director General on an interim basis. NAC Chairperson Dr George Tembo disclosed the development this morning, 25th August 2017, in Lusaka when he met both head office based and provincial secretariat staff.

Posted by Justin on August 20, 2017
President Lungu chats with Grace Chansa, the adolescent who moved a vote of thanks to his address

Republican President His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu has launched the National HIV Testing, Counselling and Treatment (HTCT) Day making it possible for persons infected with HIV to be put on treatment immediately they know their HIV positive status. The HTCT Day launched on August 15 substitutes the National Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) Day which used to be commemorated on June 30.


Posted by Justin on July 27, 2017

The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) has gone into partnership with AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF) to promote increased media coverage and improve quality in reporting on and around HIV and AIDS. The Media awards were launched by the two institutions at Hotel Intercontinental in Lusaka on Friday 21 April 2017.

Posted by Justin on July 27, 2017

The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) has today 20th April, 2017, hosted a workshop of radio producers of Test Your Health programmes which promote adolescent HIV Testing Services (HTS) under the financial support of UNICEF.

NAC Director General Dr Reuben Kamoto Mbewe reminded participants drawn from five provinces where these programmes are already running and representatives of radio stations which are yet to be contracted, that they had an onerous task of reducing the burden of HIV in their respective catchment areas.

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.


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