Reproductive Health Facilities
PPAZ operates Reproductive Health (RH) facilities in Lusaka, Livingstone, Choma and Kitwe providing integrated SRHR services to women, men and young people. Furthermore, PPAZ’s RH facilities also carry out community outreach where SRH information is disseminated. The PPAZ RH facilities are designed as one-stop SRH and HIV centers using a supermarket model. This means all services are provided in the same building by highly trained staff. All staff are trained in SRH, HIV, and adolescent health services. When a client walks into the PPAZ RH facility, staff who are also trained in human rights, use the opt-out strategy. This means that for every client that comes seeking a a particular SRH or HIV service, staff explain the issue and offer other related services to the client. For example when a woman walks into the facility seeking Antenatal services, they are also offered tests for HIV, STI and cervical cancer as well. Unless the client exercises their right to refuse treatment and care, the service is provided to them.
For services such as HIV treatment that are not provided at the facilities, clients are referred to other health facilities. Clients are free to choose where they would like to be referred to increases the probability of clients accessing and utilizing services that they require.
Advocacy Initiative for Policy Change
This is a UNFPA funded project that aims to increase availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services -including family planning, maternal health and HIV- that are gender responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access. This is achieved by the provision of support to National FP 2020 Coordination through high level technical and policy meetings to monitor progress on government commitments at the London Family Planning summit; Campaigning for Ministry of Health’s full utilization of the reproductive health budget line in annual National Budgets; Advocacy and Support for the review of the National Health Policy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme across Africa and Asia aims to provide a comprehensive package of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), with a primary focus on increasing the number of additional Family Planning (FP) users according to the FP2020 definition, alongside reducing maternal mortality and improving access to safe abortion.
Protecting the Lives of Pregnant Women in Africa – Zambia
This project aims to improve access to quality Reproductive Health services for women in reproductive age. This is carried out through Safe Motherhood Action Groups (SMAGs) where mothers and expecting mothers are provided with Reproductive Health information and are taught how to take care of themselves and their baby. Furthermore, SMAGs members are referred to health facilities where they can receive Reproductive Health services whilst the healthcare professionals at the said facilities are trained on best practices.
Integrated SRH-HIV-GBV Prevention services for Young People
This project provides capacity strengthening in human resource and demand generation for SRHR services at PPAZ health facilities as well as other community health service providers. The project has been successfully involved in the orientation of multi-sectoral service providers in SGBV multi-disciplinary response at district level and the introduction of social mobilization to encourage utilization of health services among adolescents in refugee settlements of Kenani and Mantapala, Nchelenge district through the orientation of peer educators on SRHR, HIV and pregnancy prevention.
Social Enterprise Acceleration Program (SEAP)
According to the 2014 study by the Forum for African Women Educationalists of Zambia, it was observed that unsupervised boarding houses (student hostels) had led to an increase in teenage pregnancies. Due to the lack of adequate and safe spaces for young women and girls to lodge in, they become highly vulnerable to issues that result in teenage pregnancies and schools dropouts. PPAZ’s SEAP program addresses the aforementioned problems by providing a safe, modern and affordable fee-paying boarding house for girls and young women aged 15-24. Located in Jesmondine Lusaka, the boarding house helps in preventing issues that fuel girls’ vulnerability to teenage pregnancy . Furthermore, the boarding house also provides a means by which PPAZ can earn an income and become sustainable.
Mama Kankasa Gift of Health Voucher