Project Insaka

We are delighted to have been awarded the ViiV Healthcare Prize in associate with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and United Nations Every Woman, Every Child (EWEC) “Retention of Breastfeeding Mothers Challenge” at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017.

Project Insaka is a collaborative initiative of The SHM Foundation and Zambart (a research collaboration between the University of Zambia’s School of Medicine and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) aimed at addressing the mental health and wellbeing needs of HIV positive pregnant and feeding mothers in Lusaka, Zambia. “Insaka”, meaning an open place to gather and talk in ChiBemba, will break down the barriers to delivering psychosocial support to WLHIV, in order to improve ART adherence and prevent onward transmission. The Insaka team will tailor The SHM Foundation’s Zumbido Model of peer to peer text message support groups to the needs of Zambian pregnant and feeding mothers living with HIV, building on the successful implementation of the model in South Africa, Mexico, Guatemala and the UK.

Every Woman, Every Child is a movement launched in 2010 and led by the UN Secretary-General, to intensify commitment and action by governments, the UN, multilaterals, the private sector, and civil society to keep women's, children's and adolescents’ health and wellbeing at the heart of development.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, prevention, care and treatment programs. Founded in 1988, EGPAF supports activities in 19 countries around the world.

ViiV Healthcare Positive Action was created in 1992 as the first pharmaceutical company programme to support communities affected by HIV and AIDS. Positive Action programmes are currently supporting more than 350 partners working in local communities around the world on prevention and support initiatives.

Published on: 20-12-2017

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