Zambia Tourism HIV/AIDS Public Private Partnership

In partnership with Sun Hotel International and Living Stone Tourist Lodge Association, the partnerships hosts a series of music and artistic performances and events that call for social and behavioural change to reduce the transmission of HIV. The event includes mobile counselling and testing services, HIV formation booths and educational materials.

Promoting HIV Prevention through Zambia’s Tourism Industry

The Livingstone Tourism HIV/AIDS Partnership seeks to establish and enhance HIV/AIDS workplace and community-based programs with joint support from the private tourism businesses and government agencies in Livingstone. The Tourism HIV/AIDS Partnership is an innovative initiative targeted at addressing HIV/AIDS in Livingstone, which has one of the highest prevalence rates in Zambia and is a major tourist attraction. Residents and mobile populations in the area are at high risk of contracting HIV.

The Tourism HIV/AIDS Partnership continues to host a series of concerts that call for social and behavioral change to reduce sexual transmission of HIV. HIV/AIDS activities are being implemented in coordination with the U.S. Government, Zambia Ministry of Tourism, Zambia Wildlife Association, Provincial HIV/AIDS Task Force for the Southern Province, District HIV/AIDS Task Forces, and other civil societies. The events include mobile counseling and testing services, HIV information booths, and educational materials. Additionally, Sun Hotel provides a training facility for all HIV/AIDS-related training to the tourism industry, free of charge.

Partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Sun Hotel International

    Service Providers
    South Africa | Staff size: 10,000+

    The Sun International brand is found in eight southern African countries, Nigeria and Chile. We categorise our operations into three main areas, namely major resorts and hotels; major urban...

  • Zambia Wildlife Authority - ZAWA

    Government
    Staff size: 26-50

    The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) is mandated under the Zambia Wildlife Act No. 12 of 1998 to manage and conserve Zambia’s wildlife, which covers 31 percent of the country’s land...

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Key Information

LocationZambia, Central Africa
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2006
ValueUSD 940 Thousand
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