The Centre for Infectious Illness Analysis in Zambia (CIDRZ) has continued to help the Zambian authorities by a partnership with the Zambia Correctional Services to ensure each inmates and officers’ profit from improved healthcare equitably.
Talking on the 2-in-1 Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) Well being Technique and Operational 2022-2026 plan co-Financed by UNAIDS and CIDRZ by PEPFER and CDC, CIDRZ Director- tuberculosis, Dr. Monde Muyoyeta mentioned this can be a remembrance of the memorandum of understanding landmark that CIDRZ signed on twelfth of Might 2015 with the Ministry of Residence Affairs (MHA), Ministry of Well being (MOH), and Ministry of Neighborhood Growth (MCDMCH).
Dr. Muyoyeta mentioned the MOU was not the start of partnership with the federal government of Zambia however an affirmation of settlement for the implementation of the well being methods strengthening activity within the Zambia Correctional Service.
She added that because the inception of CIDRZ in 2001, the group has applied ten (10) totally different initiatives in correctional amenities in partnership with the federal government of Zambia particularly: TB REACH, ZaPHSS, TasP, CONTINUUM, ACHIEVE, EJJOH, DIGNITY-COVID, EJJOH-COVID, PROUDZ/KPIF-Prisons HIV Care and TBLON.
“CIDRZ has an total aim of growing and capacitating a jail well being system to have the ability to plan, handle and implement improved well being companies in Zambian Correctional Services” Dr. Muyoyeta mentioned.
In the meantime, Ministry of Residence Affairs and Inner Safety Everlasting Secretary, Josephs Akafumba mentioned, authorities desires to see each inmates and Officers profit from improved collaborative healthcare supply methods characterised by fairness and integrity.
Throughout the identical occasion, the Prisons Well being Advisory Committee (PHAC) co-chaired by CIDRZ and the ZCS, which is comprised of varied civil society organizations thanked stakeholders for funding the event of the plan and for embracing strategic partnerships in inmate’s well being welfare.
This was contained in a vote of thanks message which was delivered by PHAC Co-Chairperson Mr Clement N Moonga who can be CIDRZ’s Technical Advisor for Prisons Well being.
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