Strengthening TB AIDS and Malaria Prevention Programme (STAMPP)
STAMPP was a five-year project that ran from November 2006 – October 2011. It was funded by the European Union and operated within the Ministry of Health parameters and systems. It’s three (3) partner members each brought it’s own strengths.
Overall: To strengthen TB, AIDS and malaria prevention within the framework of comprehensive prevention treatment care strategies directed at the poorest and most vulnerable populations.
Specific: To improve health seeking behavior of 900,000 beneficiaries in 150,000 households in 6 provinces in Zambia among the risk and vulnerable groups for prevention, care and treatment of TB, HIV and malaria.
Areas of focus
- Developed stakeholder capacity to manage collaborative TB and HIV activities (Household Counseling)
- Developed and strengthened TB/HIV coordinating bodies and committees
- Expanded the household counseling intervention for TB/HIV affected households
- Advocated for policy change in regards to Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) and Gender
- Promoted behavior change through community health education on TB, HIV and malaria
- Strengthened distribution mechanisms to supply essential health products (condoms, ITNs, chlorine, etc) to communities
- Piloted the integration of TB screening within Mobile VCT
- Established linkages with District Medical Officers, District Health Management Teams
- Development and creation of a TB-specific anti-stigma toolkit
- Conducted a TB and Gender research and disseminated its findings
- Conducted a TB/HIV anti-stigma education programme
- Piloted anti-stigma indicators to measure programmes effectiveness
- Piloted the distribution of IPT for HIV positive individuals
Expected Result 1: Increased capacity to delivery integrated TB/HIV and malaria control programmes.
Expected Result 2: Increased access to and demand for essential health products and services.
Expected Result 3: Reduced barriers to health care caused by stigma and discrimination surrounding TB and HIV/AIDS.