Zambia Integrated Systems Strengthening Project (ZISSP)
The Zambia Integrated Systems Strengthening Program (ZISSP) was a four-and-a-half year USAID-funded, Abt Associates-led project which increased the use of quality, high-impact health services through a health systems strengthening approach in Zambia.
The ZISSP team employed interventions to strengthen processes and capacity at all levels of the health system, while simultaneously enhancing access to and use of high-impact health services. These services addressed malaria, family planning, HIV and AIDS, and maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition. ZISSP collaborated with communities to encourage the use of public health services by Zambians and their families.
Working with partner organizations, and led by Abt Associates, JHU CCP managed the social and behavior change aspects of this project.
Specifically JHU CCP was tasked with:
- Working in 9 provinces across 27 Districts
- Providing integrated and harmonized messages at the community level in line with Communication Support for Health (CSH) project
- Working with the Ministry of Health to strengthen community engagement
Its activities included:
- Developing the community behavior change communication (BCC) strategy
- Building the capacity of Ministry of Health to strengthen engagement of communities in BCC health planning
- Translating national level strategies into harmonized implementation plans for provincial, district and community levels
More Country Focus: Zambia resources
- PROGRES_SBCC Assessment Implementation Plan Template
- Plan Stratégique National de Plaidoyer en matière de lutte contre le Paludisme (PSNPP) en Côte d'Ivoire 2018-2023
- Social and Behavior Change Research Spotlights
- Integrating SBCC into Service Delivery Programs
- Family Planning Counselling Kit
- Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced Project (BRIDGE)
- SBCC for Malaria in Pregnancy: Strategy Development Guidance
- Creating Mobile Health Solutions for Behaviour Change: A Study of Eight Services in the mNutrition Initiative Portfolio
- Community Communication MNCH e-Manual: Participatory Health Promotion Sessions
- Promoting Quality Malaria Medicines Through SBCC: An Implementation Kit