Currently, the program shall focus on HIV & AIDS aspect.

Program Objective: A health society contributing to developmental activities.

The adverse effects of HIV & AIDS cannot be over emphasized. It is evident in families affected or infected by HIV & Aids would find it almost impossible to meet demands of education related to costs and taking care of PLWHA (People Living with HIV & AIDS). It is therefore imperative for this program to address any issues related to HIV & AIDS for it to have a meaningful impact on people’s lives.

  • - GYT’s partners and targeted communities adopt HIV prevention measures.
    - Social, psychosocial and livelihood support to OVCs (Orphaned, Vulnerable Children) and PLWHA.

The program shall consider and mitigate the impact of HIV in Zambia on:

(i) Women
(ii) Economic productivity
(iii) Children
(iv) And prevention and intervention measures.

More than one in every seven adults in Zambia are living with HIV according to UNAIDS (2012) Global Report 2012: AIDS info.

Zambia’s first reported AIDS diagnosis in 1984 was followed by a rapid rise in the number of people living with HIV. Although Zambia has received hundreds of millions of dollars for HIV programmes from rich country governments, HIV prevalence has not dropped significantly, remaining more or less stable since the mid-nineties. As of 2011, overall HIV prevalence was 13%, however, it has been reported as considerably higher in some urban areas (UNAIDS-2010 UNAIDS REPORT on the global AIDS epidemic, and UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet-2009 Zambia).