HIV and AIDS
The UNDP has always been part of the response to the HIV / AIDS epidemic in Zambia, from the mid 1980s. Now, together with the Joint UN Team on AIDS the UNDP is working to provide capacity development and technical assistance to respond to the epidemic to strengthen local institutions.
Regarding, the HIV response, UNDP Zambia works within the framework of the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV&AIDS 2011-2015, convening UN Agencies on response management and coordination. This support is well aligned to the National HIV&AIDS Strategic Framework (NASF) 2011-2015 priorities. UNDP is the temporary Principal Recipient (PR) of the Global Fund on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) to ensure a continuous supply of commodities as an integral part of the programme, policy and advocacy support to strengthen national health delivery system.