Our featured projects
The work of PATH and our partners in Zambia is notable for its effect on malaria. We’re also working to avert HIV infection, improve nutrition for children, and ensure a better future for Zambian communities and families. Our projects include:
Arise: enhancing HIV prevention programs for at-risk populations
Through Arise, PATH is coordinating and implementing HIV prevention projects in six countries. The projects will reach nearly 100,000 vulnerable people in sub-Saharan Africa and India. The program’s name underscores the importance of engaging people most at risk of infection in activities that reduce HIV risk for themselves, their families, and their communities. In Zambia, we support the Zambia Emory HIV Research Project in working to prevent HIV infections among couples in the hard-hit Copperbelt mining region.
The Gates advocacy partnership
PATH provides policy support to the government of Zambia as part of the Gates advocacy partnership to help ensure the adoption of lifesaving interventions and approaches to health. The initiative supports the government and its partners in identifying and implementing appropriate interventions in maternal, neonatal, and child health, and family planning.
Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM)
The Global Campaign for Microbicides is an advocacy initiative committed to accelerating the development of new HIV prevention options for women as well as access to these options. By partnering with potential users and engaging with national and local policymakers, GCM fosters a supportive environment for investment in research and introduction of proven prevention tools. Through our advocacy for access to HIV prevention tools, we aim to promote gender equity and women’s empowerment and leadership. GCM works across sub-Saharan Africa with a particular focus in Zambia, Kenya, and South Africa.
Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA)
The Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa, a program at PATH, is a leader in the fight against malaria, working side-by-side with country partners in Africa to rapidly deliver lifesaving tools like insecticide-treated bednets, new diagnostics, and effective medicines. Zambia, the first country to use this approach to malaria prevention—called scale-up for impact—has seen dramatic reductions in malaria infections in just a few years. MACEPA helps the government of Zambia with national strategic planning, commodities procurements, systems strengthening, biannual malaria indicator surveys, and more.
Zambia vision and requirements for computerized logistics management information system
We are working with Zambian health officials and other partners to document user requirements and plan technology investments requirements for a scalable, sustainable, and affordable national logistics health management information system. This computerized system will ultimately help health system managers ensure that the right drugs arrive at the right place at the right time, and to evaluate the utilization of key interventions.