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Monday, 3 December 2018


The #PATAYouth Summit was held form 26th- 28th November 2018 under the theme “Get READY for #PeerPower” The summit focused on action, advocacy and greater accountability in safeguarding the rights of adolescents and young people to access quality adolescent-friendly service that is responsive to their sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.
It provided a dynamic and productive linking, learning and networking platform for youth, health providers, network structures, programme partners and policymakers to prioritise adolescent-friendly service delivery with a focus on peer support and HIV-SRHR service integration
#Peerpower #Getready
Many thanks to Paediatric - Adolescent Treatment Africa


The Partnership Initiation Forum was held from 25th -26th September 2018 in Lusaka. Various NGO’s / CBO’s and their Clinic partners using the Clinic-Community Collaboration (C3) developed quality improvement plans focusing on addressing Adolescent needs. 
C3 is a model which aims at promoting and strengthening collaboration between multidisciplinary teams and CBOs for improved access to high quality holistic care for Adolescents, their families and Communities.
Thank you to the Ministry of Health for the support.
KCIA continues to work closely with #Shifwankula and #Chazanga clinic
Many thanks to Positive Action Paediatric - Adolescent Treatment Africafor facilitating the entire process.
Group Photo

Presentation from a young person

Helen the C3 senoir manager from PATA Providing guildance during the forum 

Experience sharing by Eugene (KCIA) and Maureen (Chazanga clinic) 

Dominic from PACF providing further guidance

Monday, 26 February 2018

Kabangwe Creative Initiative Association: MALE PARTICIPATION IN SRH -HIV AWARENESS

Kabangwe Creative Initiative Association: MALE PARTICIPATION IN SRH -HIV AWARENESS: Provision of correct and up to date Sexual reproductive health information promotes access to and uptake of HIV services. Men are taking act...


Provision of correct and up to date Sexual reproductive health information promotes access to and uptake of HIV services. Men are taking action especially after being engaged on various matters where they share experiences. HIV counselling and testing is offered and the uptake is always encouraging....
The interesting part is that our community sessions are basically demand driven. This is because the target audience is usually consulted on what topics or issues should be discussed of course in line with our project focus and this has helped to lay a foundation of sustainability. Those who need further services are then referred to either Chazanga, Shifwankula clinic or another clinic of their choice. 
Responding to a question from a participant

Community facilitators engaging participants

Comments & suggestions from participants are always welcome

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Peers To Zero Zambia Local Forum (P2Z Forum)

The P2Z Local Forum took place from 6th -8th June 2017 at Protea Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. The focus of the forum was on healthcare provider sensitization as well as Peer supporters involved in the REACH project. The Peers to Zero healthcare provider sensitization training engaged health providers and peer supporters to promote adolescent-friendly services, and empower adolescents to advocate for the services they want and need
The objectives of the forum were as follows: 
1.      To improve healthcare provider sensitivity and orientation towards adolescents and young people living with HIV (AYPLHIV)
2.      To promote adolescent-friendly health services
3.      To promote engagement with AYPLHIV
4.      To develop adolescent friendly quality improvement plans

The clinics which participated in the local forum included: Chazanga, Chikupi, Estates and Kafue District Hospital. As one of the partners implementing the REACH project, KCIA was in attendance. 

Monday, 12 December 2016


The 2016 C3 Continental Summit was held in Entebbe, Uganda from the 5th -7th December. A total of 36 teams from 9 different countries converged to share lessons learnt. The teams were from Ethiopia, DRC, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Senegal and Uganda. Others were Nigeria, Kenya and Zambia.
The summit this time around focused on sharing experiences of the C3 programme (Clinic-CBO Collaboration), learn about others working in the field and plans ways forward. Facilities and community-based organisations (CBOs) continue to operate in silos due to limited structural mechanisms that effectively facilitate and coordinate meaningful engagement between them.
It is against this background that PATA in partnership with the Positive Action for Children Fund partnered to facilitate this process which culminated in the holding of this summit.
The summit was officially opened by Dr Cordelia from the Ministry of Health, Uganda on the 5th of December 2016. Thereafter, summit overview was given by Luan Hatane which was followed by presentations/ session chaired by Dominic Kemps from the Positive Action for Children Fund.

Overally all the teams interacted very well and shared experiences and the way forward was made.
KCIA and Chazanga clinic had a chance to make a presentation as well as a panel discussion as a C3 sportlight project. It was such an honour to have been given such an opportunity among the many projects across the nine countries.

The team therefore wishes once again to thank the organiser for giving us such a great opportunity.Representatives included: Frederick Lizubuho, Maureen Tembo and Eugene Mupakile.  
Eugene making a presentation
Presentation in progress

Thursday, 10 November 2016

POSITIVE ACTION FOR CHILDREN FUND Site visit to KCIA with SAT Zambia and other PACF Zambia Partners

On Friday 25-11-2016, Dominic and Carly from PACF UK, Mr Ngwenya and Theresa from SAT Zambia accompanied by Mapalo & Chipuluku Clinic, PRICHO & Kafue Estates Clinic, CARITAS & Lukola clinic visited Kabangwe Creative Initiative Association and it's partner clinic.
The purpose of the visit was to understand and appreciate how Technical Assistance has benefitted KCIA in terms of programming as well as how it has impacted on programming.
KCIA shared how it has developed and operationalized a number of Documents. The team also had a chance to  listen to beneficiaries and interacted with them through questions and comments.
To wind up the visit, the team proceeded to Chazanga clinic to learn how the CBO and the clinic are working together. Chazanga clinic highlighted how the two have been planning, implementing and evaluating together based on each other's strengths and weaknesses.
Based on feedback provided by the visiting team, it was a great learning experience for both the host team and the visitors.
Thanks a lot to the Positive Action for Children Fund, SAT Zambia and all the partners who were present.
KCIA Program Officer introducing the beneficiaries to the team

A nurse shares how Chazanga clinic & KCIA collaborates

Question & answer time

Dominic seeking clarity on impact on programming on eMTCT

Group Photo at Chazanga Clinic