In the Media Zambia (ZAMPHIA)
On February 28, 2019, representatives from the Government of Zambia, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia University gathered
Turning the Corner on the HIV Epidemic: New PHIA Survey Results Announced at CROI 2017 Show Progress in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia
Newly released findings from national HIV surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal extraordinary progress in confronting the HIV epidemic. These three countries in Southern Africa have been heavily affected by HIV and now there are encouraging signs that the epidemics are going in the right direction.
Preliminary results from the PHIA Project are now available for Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia, and the news is excellent.
The Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project, which relies on laboratory testing of blood samples as a core component, is providing answers to these questions. Led by ICAP at Columbia University, the PHIA surveys will assess the HIV epidemic in 13 select countries located primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Fieldwork is nearly complete in three countries, with ten more national surveys to follow over the next two to three years.
After graduation, biostatisticians with advanced degrees usually end up in an office or lab to work with abstract numbers and equations.
As the headmaster and only teacher at the Ndondo Community School in the rural Mongu District of Zambia in Western Province, Mr. Lambi Chingumbe educates the children of his community on math, English, and science.