Zambia

A Safer Zambia (ASAZA)

CARE led a consortium of local organizations, Zambian government institutions, and international partners in A Safer Zambia (ASAZA) program to provide a multi-pronged approach to the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) in Zambia. First, CARE sought to strengthen vulnerable populations’ access to GBV services and their utilization of these services through the creation of eight Coordinated Response Centers (CRCs). Second, ASAZA increased the response capacity of local institutions through collaboration with local NGOs and various Zambian government agencies, culminating in the eventual handover of the CRCs to the Ministry of Health (MoH). Finally, ASAZA worked with traditional community leaders to conduct a coordinated outreach and behavioral change campaign to improve GBV prevention strategies. Taken together, these activities comprised a twofold approach to tackling the problem of GBV. While the CRCs represented a restorative approach, the array of informational, educational and behavior change communications represented a preventative approach. [14 pages] Read More...

COMEQS SOLID WASTE PROJECT

CARE International in Zambia is an international NGO that has worked in Zambia for over 20 years, focusing on humanitarian response and development in rural and peri-urban areas. CARE has been implementing projects in the areas of health and HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, social protection, governance, education, gender equality, economic empowerment and environmental conservation among others. To achieve sustainability of its interventions and ensure true ownership in communities of the processes supported by our work, CARE Zambia works with existing community structures and engages participating communities to increase their capacities to be responsive to their own developmental challenges. [59 pages] Read More...

C-Change Endline Report: FP/HIV Integration through SBCC in Zambia

Between November 2009 and June 2011, the Academy for Educational Development (AED)1 partnered with CARE Zambia through the Communication for Social Change (C-Change) initiative to implement a project designed to explore the effects of social and behavior change communication on family planning uptake. The project aimed to increase family planning utilization and as well as address the underlying social norms that influence uptake of family planning services. The project had a particular goal of exploring the effect of these interventions on uptake of family planning among HIV-positive individuals.

The project was implemented in the Mwase Zonal Rural Health Center (Mwase RHC) catchment area in Lundazi District, Eastern Province, Zambia. Study participants included HIV-positive and HIV-negative men and women of reproductive age (18-50). Survey participants were selected from a sampling frame built from the Mwase RHC ART and VCT registers. [122 pages] Read More...

Zambia Prevention, Care & Treatment Partnership Project II Mid-Term

ZPCT II is a five-year, $124 million contract supporting Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) service delivery in six of Zambia’s ten provinces (Central, Copperbelt, Luapula, Muchinga, Northern, and North Western). To date, $82 million has been obligated into the award, spanning nine program areas. The five main objectives of ZPCT II are the following:
1. Expanding existing HIV/AIDS services and scaling up new services, as part of a comprehensive package that emphasizes prevention, strengthening the health system, and supporting the priorities of the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National HIV/ AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)/ Tuberculosis (TB) Council (NAC).
2. Increasing the involvement and participation of partners and stakeholders to provide a comprehensive HIV/AIDS service package that emphasizes prevention, strengthens the health system, and supports the priorities of the MOH and the NAC.
3. Increasing the capacity of the Provincial Medical Offices (PMOs) and District Medical Offices (DMOs) to perform technical and program management functions.
4. Building and managing public-private partnerships (PPPs) to expand and strengthen HIV/AIDS service delivery, emphasizing prevention, in private sector health facilities.
5. Integrating service delivery and other activities, emphasizing prevention, at the national, provincial, district, facility, and community levels through joint planning with the GRZ, other United States Government (USG), and non-USG partners. [111 pages] Read More...

Strengthening Peri Urban Risk Reduction in Zambia (SPURRZ)

The report describes the outcomes of an After Action Review (AAR) conducted by the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Unit (MELU) of CARE Zambia in Lusaka. The main objective of this exercise was to assess what worked and what did not and to develop recommendations. The AAR brought together staff from key stakeholders: CARE Zambia’s SPURRZ project, Lusaka City Council, Kanyama Water Trust, the District Health Management Team and the Ward Development Committee. Read More...

End-Term Evaluation of the Strengthening Community Schools to Provide Education and other Related Services (SCORES) Project

The Strengthening Community Schools to provide Education and Other Related Services(SCORES) project was a three and a half year action that commenced in January 2010 and ended in June 2013. The overall objective of the action was improving access to and quality of social services in education and health through the empowerment of local communities and non state actors (NSA). The specific objective of the project was 30 community schools in Lundazi and Chama districts of Eastern Province lead their communities in providing services in response to education and HIV/AIDS needs. The project was funded by the European Union which committed Euro 750,000 to the project and CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg (CARE DL) matched this amount with Euro 250,000. [71 pages] Read More...

Strengthening Cash Transfers for Access to Finance, Livelihood and Entrepreneurship: Impact Study

This document presents the results of an impact study for the "Strengthening Cash Transfers for Access to Finance, Livelihood and Entrepreneurship” project being implemented by CARE International and Platform for Social Protection Zambia with support from the European Union. The study’s main purpose was to assess the progress of SCALE project towards achieving results as outlined in its logical framework including providing recommendations for improving the project. [32 pages] Read More...

USAID/Zambia: Partnership for Integrated Social Marketing (PRISM) Program Mid-term Evaluation

The objectives of USAID/Zambia: Partnership for Integrated Social Marketing (PRISM) Program mid- term evaluation were three-fold: a) to evaluate progress towards intended results made by PRISM towards intended results and describe the context and other possible factors also contributing to the observed changes; b) to determine the effectiveness of the activities, techniques, and processes deployed by PRISM to achieve the intended results within the five-year performance period and recommend modifications to project activities or priorities to address implementation issues, apply lessons learned, or capitalize on new opportunities; and c) to determine the sustainability of gains made through PRISM beyond the life of the program and recommend techniques and/or processes that would further ensure sustainability. A thorough evaluation of the PRISM program was conducted to assess progress towards results; appropriateness and effectiveness; PRISM responsiveness to Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) strategies and protocols; and sustainability. [91 pages] Read More...

Integrating Adolescent Girls in Peri-urban Risk Reduction in Zambia (IAGPURRZ)

The Integrating Adolescent Girls in Peri-urban Risk Reduction in Zambia (IAGPURRZ) has been under implementation for one year - 28th September, 2012 to 29th September, 2013. The objective of the project was to integrate the needs of adolescent girls into already-existing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plans in Kanyama settlement and to educate the girls with the necessary knowledge to change their behavior and advocate for positive behavior change in their community. The ultimate intent of the intervention was to contribute to the goal of minimizing disaster related risks and vulnerability of adolescent girls through risk analysis, capacity building and information sharing. [27 pages]
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Communities, Organizing and Mobilizing to Eliminate mother to child Transmission (COMET)

This End of Project Evaluation was done to highlight results for implementing the above mentioned interventions over the last two years. The study was conducted between December 2015 and January 2016 and generated results through the use of both quantitative and qualitative assessment methods; field visits, household interviews, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, project document reviews (i.e., MoH-National PMTCT reports and protocols including COMET project progress reports and facility Health Management Information System – 2015)). The subsequent sections will highlight some of the findings. [44 page] Read More...

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