Operationalising Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention: Lessons from Zambia

By Cynthia Bowa and Timothy L. Mah

While global guidance for HIV prevention recognizes the importance of structural HIV prevention, evidence for the effectiveness of these interventions, and their implementation, are lagging behind other areas of prevention. The challenges to implementation at the community and national levels are less well understood. This paper examines the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) experience with implementing structural interventions in Zambia. The author's propose several ways forward to speed the implementation process for structural interventions.

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This paper is one of a series of five issue briefs on structural HIV prevention. To view the complete series, click here.