JSH launches new project to increase access to health products and services

Jun 14, 2021

JSH will lead implementation of a new project to sustainably expand the availability and accessibility of high-quality health products and services in the private sector, improve health knowledge, and increase the adoption of healthy and health-seeking behaviors. The USAID Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health) Activity is a five-year project that will employ both supply and demand-side interventions working in partnership with the private sector (for-profit and nonprofit entities) as well as the Government of Zambia.

“Our goal with the newly launched ZAM-Health Activity is to improve health outcomes for Zambians by increasing access and use of high-quality health products and services through the private sector,” said Mika Bwembya, Chief of Party. “Zambia has made tremendous progress towards reaching its HIV epidemic control, Family Planning 2020 targets and reducing maternal and child deaths. However, some priority audiences remain reluctant or unable to engage with the health system, resulting in important consequences for their health. Therefore, by teaming up with the private sector, we aim to reach men, adolescents, women of reproductive age, and people living with HIV with high-quality health services.”

USAID ZAM-Health is implemented by JSH in partnership with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), Media 365 and PharmAccess. The consortium will apply a market facilitation approach to coordinate, catalyze, and harness the private sector to reach priority populations with health products, services and information. ZAM-Health is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).