In collaboration with the Government of Zambia, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Community Development and Mother and Child Health, the Zambia Care and Treatment Partnership (ZPCT Bridge, previously ZPCT II) is being conducted in six provinces to strengthen the national health system by maximizing access, equity, quality and sustainability in the delivery of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services.
The project implements strategies designed to initiate, scale up and strengthen a comprehensive package of HIV/AIDS services, including testing and counseling, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, clinical care, male circumcision and antiretroviral therapy, which are supported by strengthened laboratory and pharmaceutical systems. ZPCT Bridge’s comprehensive approach involves integrating services; engaging communities, partners and stakeholders; building public–private partnerships; and strengthening major system components affecting the delivery of all services.
FHI 360 is the lead organization on the project, responsible for overall project implementation and management of international and local partners and their technical areas. To achieve the project goals, FHI 360 partners with Management Sciences for Health, CARE International, Emerging Markets Group, Social Impact, the Salvation Army World Service Office, Churches Health Association of Zambia, Kara Counseling and Training Trust, Network of Zambian People Living with HIV/AIDS, Salvation Army/Zambia, and University Teaching Hospital Surgical Department’s Male Circumcision Unit and Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Management Program.