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Walking in our shoes: Perspectives of pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV on access to and retention in care in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia

Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) et al., (2017)


The study sought to understand the factors that facilitate women to adhere to treatment and return to health facilities for routine care from their own perspective. The researchers focused on Malawi, Uganda and Zambia, early adopters of the global guidance to provide lifelong treatment for pregnant women living with HIV (Option B+) and spoke to women living with HIV, healthcare workers and programme managers to discover which factors and practices show promise in supporting women to initiate and remain in care.
This study found that women living with HIV who access these services to prevent vertical transmission have a strong sense and understanding of what factors support their retention and how health facilities, the wider community and their friends and relations can best support them. This report shares their words to describe how it feels to walk in their shoes on the path of life long treatment.
https://www.gnpplus.net/assets/GNP_ICW_Walking_in_...


Annual Report 2017

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Zambia, (2018)


The UNFPA Zambia 2017 Annual Report highlights key milestones and achievements recorded with UNFPA support towards improving the health and well-being of women and young people in Zambia.
http://zambia.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pd...


Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Zambia [Part 3]

Population Council, UNFPA, Government of Zambia Human Rights Commission, WLSA, and United Nations in Zambia, (2017)


Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment
http://zambia.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pd...


Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Zambia [Part 2]

Population Council, UNFPA, Government of Zambia Human Rights Commission, WLSA, and United Nations in Zambia, (2017)


Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health
http://zambia.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pd...


Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Zambia [Part 1]

Population Council, UNFPA, Government of Zambia Human Rights Commission, WLSA, and United Nations in Zambia, (2017)


Contraception and Family Planning, Preventing Unsafe Abortion and Accessing Postabortion Care, and Maternal Health
http://zambia.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pd...


A case study of the role of an Essential Health Benefit in the delivery of integrated health services in Zambia

Luwabelwa, M.; Banda, P; Palale M.; Chama-Chiliba, C., Eds.: Regional Network for Equity in Health in east and southern Africa (EQUINET), (2017)


Regional Network for Equity in Health in east and southern Africa (EQUINET): Disussion Paper 111
The health services delivery system in Zambia is pyramid in structure, with primary healthcare (PHC) services at community level, at the base, followed by first and second level hospitals at district and provincial levels, respectively, and third level (tertiary) services at national level. Notably, primary health services are free in Zambia and health service providers are either governmentowned or not-for-profit facilities.
Over the years, resource constraints have affected the quality and extent of healthcare services at all levels, requiring the mobilisation of additional resources for the sector. In doing so, prioritisation was high on the agenda of health sector reform. The EHB, therefore, prioritises interventions with the highest impact on the population, enabling policy makers to revisit priority diseases and conditions and to cost the services provided at each level of facility. Other key issues in developing the EHB in Zambia have included the need to have cost-effective services and cost per capita of services for more systematic budgeting, to rank interventions and to validate and cost the health benefit package as a whole.
http://www.equinetafrica.org/sites/default/files/u...


Child Marriage in Zambia

Population Council, UNFPA, and Government of the Republic of Zambia, (2017)


A policy brief on child marriage in Zambia. Child marriage is a human rights violation, and endangers young people' personal development and well-being; thus reducing opportunities to realize their full potential. Protecting girls from child marriage is a national priority and key towards sustainable development.
http://zambia.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pd...


Adolescent Pregnancy in Zambia

Population Council, UNFPA, and Government of the Republic of Zambia, (2017)


A policy brief highlighting key factors associated with adolescent pregnancy. Adolescent pregnancy undermines girls’ human rights and reduces opportunities to realize their full potential.
http://zambia.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pd...


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