Zambia: Our Impact

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MSH and the Population Council have published an assessment of the Scaling Up Family Planning Initiative, a DfID-funded project that ran in Zambia from 2012 to 2016. The assessment was conducted as part of USAID's Evidence Project.

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Word is spreading in Zambia: one simple procedure can reduce a man’s risk of HIV infection by a shocking 60 percent. Young men have heard this news at school and older men at their workplaces. The nurses are talking about it during clinic appointments and community leaders at village gatherings.  One man says he had the procedure done and is now encouraging his friends to try it. 

Dr. Catherine Mundy.Dr. Catherine Mundy.

Laboratory services are a necessary but sometimes neglected element of a strong health system. From disease control and surveillance to patient diagnosis and care, laboratories are central to public health. Where laboratory services, policies or strategy are lacking, a comprehensive systems approach can improve a nation's infrastructure and capacity to manage and finance laboratory systems.MSH spoke with Dr.

The resistance of microorganisms to medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses – otherwise known as antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – has been on the rise for decades. More specifically, the resistance to tuberculosis (TB) medicines has become a severe problem leading to outbreaks of extremely drug-resistant TB or XDR-TB. Further compounding this problem is the lack of resources and local capacity that exists to address AMR issues throughout the health systems.