What is the purpose of this toolkit?

The Zambia HIV Prevention toolkit was created to help coordinate and improve information and knowledge sharing in HIV prevention related information in Zambia. The toolkit provides an evidence base of Zambian HIV related research, strategies, guidelines and programming examples to help programme implementers, service providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders at community, district and national levels strengthen and coordinate their HIV prevention efforts and strengthen the HIV response in Zambia.

Who developed this toolkit?

The Toolkit was developed by a knowledge management task team of key Zambian partners led by the Southern African HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs K4H programme. Members of the toolkit development team include:

Afya Mzuri

Communications Support for Health (CSH)

Zambia Defence Force Medical Services (Ministry of Defence HQ)


National AIDS Council

National Food and Nutrition Commission of Zambia

Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) Zambia 

U.S. Peace Corps


Zambia Integrated Systems Strengthening Program (ZISSP)

Who are the publishers of the resources? 

Resources selected for inclusion in this toolkit were published by the Zambian National AIDS Council, various local and international HIV, gender and human rights organisations and researchers from local and international universities with a focus on HIV prevention, gender-based violence and human rights programming and healthcare in Zambia.

What types of resources are included? 

The resources were selected based on a wide search for relevant published and grey literature from national, district and community governmental and civil society organisations, as well as regional and international sources.  The toolkit contains:

  • Local and international research on HIV statistics, modes of transmission and prevention interventions,
  • National strategies and guidelines on HIV, development, and various HIV prevention interventions such counselling and testing, male circumcision, behaviour change communication, etc,
  • Programming examples and case studies of effective HIV prevention programmes in Zambia.  

Who are the intended audiences?

This toolkit is intended for programme planners, implementers and managers, health care service providers, HIV and gender activists, researchers and evaluators, policy and decision makers and other stakeholders working on the HIV prevention response in Zambia.

We invite you to suggest resources or adapt the resources in this toolkit to suit your local circumstances and languages. 

How do I get started using this toolkit?

To browse the content of this toolkit, use the navigation on the right to view resources related to key program topics. Each section includes a list of a number of high-quality resources selected by the Zambia HIV Prevention Toolkit Task Team, further organized by sub-topic. Click on the title of the resource for more information about it, or click on the full-text link to get direct access to the full resource. 

Some of the tools are readily available in an adaptable format (for example, Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations). We encourage you to alter and personalize these tools for your own use. (Please remember to credit the source). If you do use these tools or adapt them, we would love to hear from you. Please e-mail us. (To make a comment about the toolkit or suggest a resource, use the feedback form.)

How can I suggest a resource to include in this toolkit?

We invite you to contribute to evolving and enhancing this toolkit. If you have developed or use quality resources that you think should be included in this toolkit, please use the feedback form to suggest them. The toolkit collaborators will review and consider your suggestions.

How can I make a comment or give feedback?

If you have comments about the toolkit, please use the feedback form. Your feedback will help to ensure the toolkit remains up-to-date and is continually improved. For example, you can share ideas about how you have used the toolkit in your work so that others can learn from and adapt your experiences.