In an effort to respond to the harsh reality of the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic to Zambia and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in particular, COH has formulated a strategic response that aims to address the problem in a holistic and pragmatic manner. This response has taken into account the external and internal environments and is based on overcoming any barriers to mitigating the epidemic’s impact and harnessing opportunities through leveraging our strengths in order to manage current infection levels and reduce new infections. COH will scale up the programming activities through strategic partnerships. COH Clinics, CDCHT and SDH all offer full medical and treatment services to the general public including full HIV VCT, treatment, care and support services irrespective of their social, religious, ethnic or any other status. COH clinics have been financially and technically supported by the United States PEPFAR Funds through the AIDS Relief – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Children AIDS Fund (CAF) since 2005 and is currently supported Centre for Disease Control (CDC). SDH and the RHCs are also supported by the CDC and GRZ.
Circle of Hope (COH) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that became operational on 1st September 2005 established by Northmead Assembly of God (NAOG) Church as a direct response to the support group for People Living with HIV & AIDS (PLWHA) within the Church fraternity.
We provide high quality medical treatment, care and preventive interventions for HIV/AIDS and associated diseases leading to improved and enriched quality of life to the affected and infected in Zambia (targeting 150,000 people in Chisamba, Mutendere Farms, ZRC-Mutendere Triangle, LionsBush, Penyaonse, Sanzu, Mutendere, Mambo, and Dambo areas) and beyond.
The main Clinic is in Lusaka District in the republic of Zambia situated in Makeni along the main Makeni Road on Plot No. 68A (about 400m from Makeni Ecumenical Centre), which is 8 KM from Lusaka’s Central Business District (CBD). COH also runs another clinic in the Mtendere Chisamba area.
Provision of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) – adult & pediatric ART, provision of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) to individuals & Couples, prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, community mobilization and sensitization, income generating activities, Breast & Cervical Cancers services, Tuberculosis & Malaria treatment, Gender Based Violence counseling.