After 5 years of operation, DAPP successfully completed the Zambia Family Activity in Southern and Central Provinces of Zambia — ZAMFAM South Central Project.
With funding from USAID/ PEPFAR, DAPP implemented the project in cooperation with Government Line Ministries, community and government structures as well as a number of civil society organizations. The objective of the project was to improve the health and welfare of children infected with or affected by HIV.
The project focused at;
The activities were anchored on the Action Groups that delivered interventions, lessons and services. One member from each of the families of enrolled in the project, was registered as a member of these groups and attended weekly meetings / lessons and took part in activities organized by the Groups.
Most families were members of Internal Saving and Lending Groups that were organized by the Action Groups. Pass on Gifts were provided to the families in form of grains, chickens, goats and cash in urban setting.
The project further carried out school and out of school youth clubs activities to reduce new HIV infections among the youth.
Health activities were organized with the Health Facilities. Community Health Workers (CHWs) were engaged, trained and supported to provide services for the children, with focus on those living with HIV.
Community Welfare Assistant Committees (CWACs) as well as traditional and faith based leaders were actively engaged in activities.
The project operated in 14 districts in the Central and Southern Provinces (Chibombo, Chisamba, Kabwe, Kapiri-Mposhi, Mkushi, Mumbwa, Choma, Livingstone, Chikankata, Mazabuka, Monze, Namwala, Kalomo and Sinazongwe.