Zambia Country Director & Project Director, Improving and Expanding Access and Uptake of HIV Testing and Counseling Project
Nearly one in six Zambian adults are living with HIV, and every year, more Zambian health workers emigrate to other countries in search of higher salaries and better working conditions. This combination of emigration and growing health care needs leaves the Zambian health system grossly understaffed. Currently, there are only eight nurses and one doctor for every 10,000 Zambians, fewer than half the minimum recommended by the World Health Organization.
Since 2007, IntraHealth International has partnered with the Zambian government and other stakeholders to increase access to high-quality HIV counseling and testing services and to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission.