Former Lusaka Mayor Levy Mkandawire has described ZAMPHIA as a project meant to better community health services provision across the country.
Mr. Mkandawire (left) participates in the deliberations.
Mr. Mkandawire acknowledged that the data that will be collected by the survey team is crucial to the attainment of inclusive and sustainable community health service delivery.
“Globally, access to health facilities has been hampered by numerous factors, such as long distances that citizens cover to test for HIV, among other things,” he said.
“Since the ZAMPHIA survey provides an opportunity for citizens to test for HIV in the comfort of their homes, I am urging all Zambians to take advantage of this opportunity and get tested.”
The former mayor further assured Zambians that the project is being led by the Government of the Republic of Zambia, and that all the data that will be collected will be used for the purpose of understanding how much progress the country had made in its quest to attain the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals.
The former mayor was speaking recently during a ZAMPHIA stakeholder engagement meeting held at Chilenje Level One Hospital in Lusaka.