• HIV Research assistants use smart technology to data capture

Using Technology to Data Capture

In Zambia, an EQUIP supported country, EQUIP research assistance Chitalu Mpanda captures Beauty's information using a SIM-enabled tablet. This smart technology tracks, stores and sends information for real time data capture. Collected over a number of months, this information will provide evidence-based criteria for understanding benefits and challenges associated with multi-month dispensing (MMD) - a key focus [...]

Dec 17th, 2017|Equip Health, Zambia|
  • World AIDS Day 2017

Spotlight on HIV Community Researchers

Community health worker in Zambia, Precious Mary Manzi, has been part of the EQUIP Right to Care country program since August 2017. Here she is conducts a research interview with Jessica Mwale who is HIV positive. Researchers like Precious interview 30 to 40 patients per week. Jessica is new on treatment and has been on antiretroviral [...]

Nov 30th, 2017|Zambia|
  • Raymond Chalwe is a former security guard and tested positive for HIV on 29 August 2017. He started treatment on 7 September 2017. World AIDS Day 2017

Raymond Chalwe’s Message on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. Raymond Chalwe from Zambia, an EQUIP-supported country, tested positive for HIV on 29 August 2017 and started treatment on 7 September after not feeling well for three months. At first after beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART), Raymond said he had “bad [...]

Nov 30th, 2017|Equip Health, Zambia|
  • World Aids Day 2017, EQUIP Right to Care Zambia

Harry Chama’s Story of HOPE

Harry Chama from Zambia is 31 years old and HIV positive. He found out his HIV status June 1st, 2017 and began treatment on the same day. He says he is feeling well, his weight is increasing and he’s been telling his friends they should also test. On World AIDS Day 2017, Harry's message to USAID: [...]

Nov 28th, 2017|Zambia|

I knew I was sick

Mildred’s Story “I knew I was sick. I’ve known it for the last year but I was too scared, no – too petrified – to have a test. My husband is a miner in the Copperbelt and he only comes home once in a month. It’s my duty to look after our three children. I [...]

Nov 3rd, 2017|Zambia|

Preparing Zambia for test and treat

Are Zambia’s medical facilities ready for the universal Test & Treat program, announced by the Minister of Health in December 2016. To find out, the EQUIP Rapid Response Clinical (SWAT) Team conducted an implementation capacity assessment, gathering insights on staffing, logistics and training requirements for a swift and successful transition to Test & Treat. Eight [...]

Jul 25th, 2017|Equip Health, Zambia|

Mapping health facilities in Zambia

An innovative system to develop in-depth mapping of health facilities and laboratories, conducted by the Right to Care GIS mapping team, is being used to help in planning the scale-up of viral load testing in Zambia. The Right to Care GIS mapping team is working with the Zambian Ministry of Health to map health facilities [...]

Jul 25th, 2017|Zambia|