Global Health Programs

The MSM Global Health team

Our international programs, such as the HIV/AIDS Project in Lusaka, Zambia, help to address the growing and long-standing health issues across the globe. The HIV/AIDS Project is one of many MSM initiatives to address complex global health equity challenges.

Optimizing HIV Related Clinical Outcomes with Better Care Coordination in Kanyama Level I Hospital’s ART Department and throughout the Lusaka District of Zambia

Through our work with the HBCU Global Health Consortium (HBCU GHC), The National Center for Primary Care is implementing a workplan in Lusaka, Zambia to train healthcare workers within high-burden HIV clinical settings. In conjunction with the other HBCU GHC members (Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Howard University College of Medicine, and Meharry Medical College) the programs are designed to contribute to the reduction of stigma and discrimination, while providing pinpointed mentorship and training on social determinants of health within the context of each location that affect health outcomes within the HIV care continuum.

Ultimately, the goal is to improve the quality of healthcare through a hub-and-spoke model between the Consortium members throughout the Lusaka District.

MSM’s Contributions to the UNAIDS 95-95-95 Targets

MSM will support the 1st 95 target for early initiation of ART and improvement of retention in care for the 2nd and 3rd 95 targets as outlined by UNAIDS through:

  • Increased efficiency for optimal HIV patient care and outcomes
  • Addressing and reducing the lost to follow-up in newly initiated and/or un-stabilized clients through utilization of digital technology and optimization of referral systems

About the HBCU GHC

The HBCU GHC was established to develop and implement strategies to address the social determinants and health inequalities found within communities. The HBCU GHC is  leading clinical transformation that will enhance and improve the provision of HIV/AIDS services in Sub-Saharan Africa, Starting with Lusaka, Zambia. Each Consortium member started with an initial clinic (Anchor Site) within the Lusaka District but will expand their programs to each Consortium member’s site and beyond during a scale-up period through 2023. 

HBCU GHC Members and Anchor Sites

  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science—Chawama Level I District Hospital  
  • Howard University—Matero Level I District Hospital
  • Meharry Medical College —Chilenje Level I District Hospital
  • Morehouse School of Medicine—Kanyama Level I Hospital

Contact Us

For more information, contact us: 

Dominic Mack, MD, MBA 
Principal Investigator

Nikita Toppin Dera, MPH
Program Manager

The HBCU Global Health Consortium is funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau, Division of Global HIV Programs. 

Learn more about Global Health Equity at MSM.