Women's Health in Zambia

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 6.2
Female Life Expectancy at Birth: 44 years
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 47%
HIV Among Females, Ages 15-24, 2007/2008: 8.5%
Female Literacy Rate, Ages 15-24, 2000-04: 86%
Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death: 1 in 27


Support to the HIV/AIDS Response in Zambia (SHARe) Program

The SHARe project addresses gender issues around HIV through an interactive program and training methods that focus on how gender roles influence vulnerability to HIV.

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JSI provides technical assistance to the government to improve supply chain management of family planning and reproductive health products, ARTs, HIV test kits, antimalaria and essential drugs.

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Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) (2001-2009)

JSI administered a small grants program that helped local and INGOs dramatically impact the lives of displaced people by promoting reproductive health services.

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MTCT-Plus Implementation and Quality Assistance (IQA) Project (2004-2005)

The Mother-to-Child Transmission-Plus (MTCT-Plus) Initiative built on pMTCT efforts and provided comprehensive HIV primary care are ART for HIV-infected mothers, infants, and other household members.

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