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ZAMPHIA Survey Prepares to Relaunch in Zambia

May 27, 2021

The Zambia Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA) is preparing to recommence fieldwork at the beginning of May, and staff and communities are being mobilized in anticipation of the relaunch. ZAMPHIA is measuring HIV incidence and prevalence and viral load suppression by taking a nationally representative sample of adults aged 15 years and older. The survey will help stakeholders assess the effectiveness of past and current HIV prevention and treatment programs, and support the government in guiding future actions. Survey results will also serve as a valuable HIV data resource for global health researchers, policymakers, and program planners.  

The survey was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 but was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that COVID-19 in Zambia has improved, the Government of Zambia, in partnership with Ciheb and others, is moving forward with the relaunch of this PEPFAR-funded assessment and have put in place all necessary safety measures to protect staff and participants.

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Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity
Institute of Human Virology

Andrew Tie
Senior Media and Public Relations Specialist
atie@ihv.umaryland.edu

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