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July 2019

SFH Scores 100% In Site Improvement Through Monitoring Systems Performance

By |July 5th, 2019|Press|

Department of Defense (DOD) conducts quarterly Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS) assessments on the quality of health services provided by PEPFER and implementing partners in selected supported facilities. The DOD-PEPFAR team from Zambia HQ leads this exercise, in collaboration with the Defence Force Medical Services through the HIV/AIDS secretariat. The assessment is meant to [...]

SFH Donates Equipment Worth 1 Million Kwacha To Lusaka Provincial Health Office

By |July 5th, 2019|Press|

Promoting Universal Health Care has been a priority for Society for Family since its inception in 1992 in Zambia. By partnering with the Ministry of Health (MOH), SFH has continued to support the sector to carry out its mandate in the of health services as enshrined in the 2017-2021 National Health Strategic Plan. On 25th [...]

June 2019

South African Delegates Fascinated With SFH Quality of Work

By |June 11th, 2019|Press|

SFH’s executive director Namwinga Chintu took time to communicate to the SFH STAR core team for the amazing job done showcasing the Self-Testing Africa program! “Good program work and implementation cannot be staged and therefore what our visitors from South Africa experienced was the real deal” she said.  She continued to say the SA visitors [...]

June 2018

SFH Iintensifies ‘HIV Self-Test’ IEC Material Distribution

By |June 26th, 2018|Press|

In its quest to increase uptake of HIV self-test services, Society for Family Health (SFH) has continuously sought innovative ways of reaching out to targeted audiences in the HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Initiative project areas. In August 2017, SFH kick-started the implementation of Phase II of the STAR project, which was initially started in 2015, [...]

SFH Participates at Reproductive Health Indaba

By |June 26th, 2018|Press|

From March 20 to 22, Society for Family Health (SFH) was among an array of local and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that participated at the inaugural Evidence For Impact Research Symposium dubbed, ‘translating research into gains for primary an community health in Zambia’ held at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre. SFH used this occasion to [...]

October 2017

Anti-HIV crusade bursting circumcision myths

By |October 23rd, 2017|Press|

ZIO MWALE, Lusaka FOR Nathan Cheelo, 31, male circumcision was a strange tradition only common in North-Western Province where non-medical circumcision was a culture. It’s something he never entertained in his mind, after all it had no value as far as he was concerned. His perception was to change in 2014 when the Ministry of Health [...]

Men happier doing it by themselves: HIV self-testing initiative more popular among men-SFH

By |October 23rd, 2017|Press|

By SARAH MWANZA THE Society for Family Health (SFH) has disclosed that it has captured more men using the HIV self-testing kit compared to women. SFH Self-Testing Africa (STAR) director Mutinta Nalubamba said more men had taken interest to self-test for HIV than women since the project started last year. Given suggestions that men are [...]

June 2017

Facility-based HIV self-test kit distribution.

By |June 21st, 2017|Press|

The public sector health facility-based distribution (FBD) model is one of many distribution models being used to deliver HIV self-test (HIVST) kits to individuals; other approaches include community based, door to door distribution of HIV self-test kits through community based health workers or distribution through the voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program (HIV [...]

October 2016

More urged to go for male circumcision

By |October 31st, 2016|Press|

ARTHUR MWANSA, Lusaka - MINISTRY of Community Development director Caroline Phiri says to maximize the public health benefits in regard to HIV prevention, Government aims to achieve 50 percent voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) prevalence by 2020. Dr Phiri says in the area of HIV testing and prevention, HIV prevalence rate in Zambia [...]

Society for Family Health launches HIV Self-Testing in Africa project

By |October 31st, 2016|Press|

Society for Family Health has collaboration with its partners today launched the HIV Self-Testing in Africa project, a four year project intended to boost access to HIV testing and its impact on the achievement of HIV prevention and treatment goals in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Speaking during the launch in Lusaka today, SFH [...]