Our Consortium Partners

  • Right to Care

Our Supporting Partners

  • HE2RO
  • NHLS (Wits Pathology)
  • SEAD


  • 17 Million

GDP in 2016

  • $19.55 Billion USD

HIV Statistics

Number of people living with HIV (all ages)
Deaths due to AIDS (all ages)
Number of orphans due to AIDS (0 – 17)
Estimated antiretroviral treatment coverage (adults ages 15+)
Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive antiretroviral medications for PMTCT

More about the work we do in Zambia

Strategically, a combination of pre-ART register auditing, index testing and targeting high yielding sub district populations supported the mop-up. The practice of extending clinic hours and offering flexible opening hours is a key intervention allowing for daily ART initiation as well as weekend ART initiation.

Having successfully completed the geographic information system (GIS) mapping of the healthcare facilities and road infrastructure in Zambia, EQUIP’s country programme is now poised to provide rapid test and start roll-out support, differentiated models of ART delivery with a focus on multi-month scripting and dispensing at facility and community level, as well as centralized chronic medicine dispensing and distribution.

The EQUIP Zambia programme also provides strategies and technologies for more efficient increases of HIV testing yield; initiation and retention on ART; and viral load suppression for both children and adults. Innovative approaches that support the rapid scale-up of viral load monitoring, and demonstration projects focused on HIV self-testing, are also a focus area of the EQUIP programme in Zambia.

About Zambia

Zambia has enjoyed 25 years of successful multi-party democracy, with two peaceful transitions between ruling political parties, making the country an example of peace and security in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nevertheless, much remains to be done to advance development. Three out of four people still live in extreme poverty and the country faces major challenges, including high unemployment, low agricultural productivity, inadequate road and energy infrastructure, poor education outcomes, and health crises caused by HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
Zambia has tremendous natural resource wealth but faces increasing threats to its environment, including deforestation and wildlife trafficking, and the effects of climate shocks. Due to economic, social, and biological inequalities, women are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS than men.

Zambia in the news

  • HIV Research assistants use smart technology to data capture

Using Technology to Data Capture

Dec 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 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, [...]

  • World AIDS Day 2017

Spotlight on HIV Community Researchers

Nov 30th, 2017|Comments Off on 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. [...]

  • 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

Nov 30th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]