From 2004 to 2012, AIDSRelief Zambia provided HIV care and treatment to more than 96,000 patients, including more than 60,000 who enrolled on lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART) at 19 treatment sites linking 111 satellite health facilities. Consortium members Catholic Relief Services, University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology, Futures Group, and Children’s AIDS Fund worked hand in hand with local partners to build the skills and systems needed to support high-quality care. A deep commitment to partnership underscored AIDSRelief’s relationships and capacity strengthening activities, which culminated in late 2011 when two local partners—the Churches Health Association of Zambia and Chreso Ministries—won new grants to receive PEPFAR funds directly and assume responsibility for managing the program.
This report outlines key outcomes and lessons learned during the eight-year program. It also describes approaches and methods that contributed to the program’s success.