Posts Categorized: Zambia

Zambia Girls get 100,000 More Pads

As part of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) 1 million sanitary pads initiative, AHF Zambia donated another 100,000 pads to the country in an official ceremony in Lusaka. This contribution was in addition to the 50,000 given to Zambia during its International Day of the Girl Child event held in September. First Lady of Zambia Madam…

#Girlpower shines on the International Day of the Girl Child

Girls and young women are the future of tomorrow. Despite the incalculable obstacles they often face in daily life, such as discrimination, abuse and discouragement from pursuing their dreams, many find the strength to persevere and succeed. To celebrate and empower girls and young women to embrace their aspirations and take charge of their health,…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

AHF Brings Services to the Community in a Zambian Township

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) officially opened Makhululu AHF clinic in Kabwe, Zambia on Oct. 21, 2016. Makhululu compound is one of the largest townships in Africa with a population of more than 60,000. Many of its residents struggle to make ends meet due to high poverty levels and one of the highest HIV prevalence rates…

AHF Africa Bureau Applauds Zambia’s Ministry of Health and Chainama College as 23 CHA-HIV Medic Students Graduate

LUSAKA, Zambia – Tuesday, October 11th 2016 AHF today applauded Zambia’s Ministry of Health and Chainama College of Health Sciences on the graduation of 23 CHA-HIV Medic students. This is the 2nd class of HIV Medics to graduate in Zambia since the course was formally accepted and registered with the Health professional Council of Zambia…

Zambia: Civil Society Condemns Shortage of HIV Test Kits Nationwide

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA (March 15, 2016) A coalition of civil society organizations including the Network of Zambian People Living With HIV/AIDS (NZP+), the Coalition of Zambian Women Living with HIV/AIDS (COZWHA), the Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC), the Zambia Network of Religious Leaders Living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS (ZANARELA) and the…

Zed Me Free, A Concert to End HIV

In exchange for taking a free rapid HIV test, thousands of Lusaka residents got a chance to dance, enjoy music and food, and have a good time well into the night in an open arena at the “Zed Me Free, A Concert to end HIV” on Nov. 28 in Zambia. The event, organized by The…

AHF ZAMBIA TO CELEBRATE WORLD AIDS DAY

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is gearing up to observe World AIDS Day on 1 December, with AHF Zambia’s official commemoration taking place on Saturday, 29 November at the Chipata Compound Grounds in Lusaka. In support of the national theme, Zambia at 50 towards Zero Stigma, activities building up to the main event will commence…

Twenty HIV Medics Graduate in Zambia

(Lusaka, ZAMBIA) On September 26, 2014, at a formal ceremony graced by a representative of the Minister of Health for the Government of Zambia, twenty Community Health Assistants/HIV Medics (CHA-HIV Medic) graduated with certificates from Chainama College of Health Sciences in Lusaka. The certificates were conferred by the University Vice Chancellor. “This is a great…

New AHF Clinics Open in Zambia & Kenya

AIDS Healthcare Foundation cut ribbons on two new state-of-the-art HIV treatment clinics in Africa this week, with free healthcare centers built from the ground up in the capital cities of Lusaka, Zambia and Nairobi, Kenya AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) proudly opened two new clinics in Africa in the second week of May, both of which…