Treatment Advocacy & Literacy Campaign (TALC)

Towards Ending the AIDS Epidemic and Improving the Health of People, especially PLHIV, in Zambia

About Us

Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC) seeks to contribute to scaling-up and improving HIV treatment and prevention in Zambia. This is in line with the national HIV prevention, treatment, care and support priorities. In order to ensure equitable access to health for all, TALC works to influence policies and programmes in order for them to be responsive to the needs of PLHIV and the general population. This is to ensure effective and efficient HIV and health service delivery in Zambia. TALC promotes HIV and health service delivery and uptake for people especially PLHIV within the community systems approach by enhancing” synergies, effectiveness and impact through comprehensive rights based approaches and advocacy.”

TALC’s HIV capabilities for Zambia

TALC focuses on HIV Prevention, HTS and ART in communities. Cognizant of the critical role of health and health services to HIV response, TALC also focuses on health by facilitating and supporting primary health care promotion services in communities. TALC’s advocacy work focuses on creation of and maintaining a facilitating environment for effective and efficient HIV and health service delivery in the country. Implementing HIV responses together with health services within the community systems strengthening approach seeks to enhance synergies, effectiveness and increased impact.


International Funding

HIV prevention research advocacy

TALC in partnership with support  from AVAC is involved in advocating for rapid rollout of biomedical HIV interventions that has shown efficacy in HIV prevention trials.

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Digital ICT innovations in ART adherence support

TALC has been a leader in piloting digital technologies in ART adherence support. The e-Adherence support service entitled the “End AIDS Portal” is an electronic web…

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Expenditure and Budget Tracking

In 2011, TALC in partnership with International Budget Partnership (IBP) implemented a project meant to monitor the budgetary allocation to the health sector for retention, recruitment and…

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Health Systems Strengthening and Governance

To ensure that Community Systems is Strengthened at community level, the organisation has been instrumental in capacity building community health groups in various health facilities especially those in rural areas including

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HIV Index testing

Under this programme TALC tested over 1000 clients through index testing in Lusaka alone. Despite the project coming to an end, TALC has continued making referrals for HIV testing among sex networks of HIV positive clients in all the districts of Zambia.

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Loss to Follow up
Tracking and tracing

From June to September, 2019 TALC managed to track and trace 15,000 clients In Luapula, Muchinga and Northern Provinces of Zambia. At the same time, we have been supporting people due for viral load to undergo the test and receive their results.

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Enhancing Transparency
and Accountability

TALC with funding support from USAID through Counterpart International, implemented a three (3) year project under the Fostering Accountability and Transparency (FACT) project from November, 2015 to April, 2019.

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