In Zambia, we apply a user-centered approach to our programs, especially for HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health and Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMCs) programs, ensuring that our services are not only desirable but sustainable.
Our Presence in
Established in 1992, Society for Family Health Zambia complements the efforts of the Government of Zambia in the priority health areas of sexual and reproductive health, water purification and treatment, HIV testing and HIV preventive measures such as Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision. With its user-centered approach, SFH catalyzes innovative, sustainable, accessible and quality health solutions to improve the lives of vulnerable Zambians.
In 2018, PSI saved almost 100,000 lives with its products and services, which include:
voluntary male medical circumcisions
bottles of water purification sold
HIV self-testing kits distributed
visits to reproductive health clinics
We Focus On
SFH aims to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate in Zambia by 2% annually. To accomplish this, SFH’s SARAI program strengthens health systems to provide increased access to and improved quality of sexual and reproductive health services, enhances services offered at health facilities and promotes community engagement. An emphasis is placed on providing sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents (10 to 19-year-olds) and other vulnerable populations, including young mothers and orphans and vulnerable children.
SFH promotes voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) to decrease the incidence of HIV among military personnel, their families and surrounding communities. VMMC programs are carried out in five provinces with high HIV prevalence rates—Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Lusaka, and Southern provinces—at 41 health facilities to reach uncircumcised men ages 15 to 29 years old.
SFH is working to prove the scalability of HIV self-testing (HIVST) in public sector settings and the Zambian community at large as part of the multi-country HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Project.