HIV prevention campaigns reaches 123,494 people in Lusaka through TCE
DAPP started to work with the Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE) in Lusaka in April 2015. 40 field officers from Southern Province were allocated to 3 major townships namely Kamwala, Kabwata and Mtendere. Through one to one interactions as well as through campaigns the Field Officers have to date managed to test over 123,494 people and have referred over 77% tested HIV positive to HIV treatment.
The Zambia Family (ZAMFAM) project was launched on 20th January in Lusaka’s Bwafwano Community Hall were, DAPP will work with 125,000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) each year to support the HIV epidemic control through this project.
Lukanga Swamps situated in the Central Province of Zambia is of national and international importance as these wetland areas regulate Kafue River providing water to millions of people on its way from Copperbelt to Southern Province and further are home to important wildlife species.
The first 31 students have graduated from the DAPP Mkushi College of Education following a two year Zambia Teacher’s Education Course (ZATEC) certificate training programme.
DAPP is in the process of scaling up the Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE) to new areas namely Zimba and Kazungula as well as Sinazongwe districts in the Southern Province reaching 200,000 people.