About the HBCU GHC

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Global Health Consortium (HBCU GHC) was established in 2016 to develop and implement strategies that transform clinical HIV practice. The HBCU GHC addresses social determinants and health inequities at the community level by providing high quality, comprehensive, interprofessional care and treatment to people living with HIV. This work enhances and improves the provision of HIV/AIDS services in Sub-Saharan Africa, starting with Lusaka, Zambia and expanding to Malawi.

Each Consortium member started with an initial clinic (Anchor Site) within the Lusaka District but has expanded their programs to each Consortium member’s site and beyond. Currently, The Consortium has a presence in 23 health facilities across Lusaka, 18 drop-in centers, mobile hotspot outreach, and supported public facilities that reach this key population. Our strategies and approaches include:

  • Implementing wraparound HIV services for adults, moms, children, adolescents, and young women
  • Engaging with the community to ensure facilities have well-trained and supervised health care workers to appropriately provide sensitive clinical services
  • Reaching people living with HIV through lay personnel, such as mentor moms, community health workers, peer educators and HIV-positive peer navigators
  • Providing direct service delivery

HBCU GHC Members and Anchor Sites

  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (Los Angeles)—Chawama Gneral Hospital  
  • Howard University (DC)—Matero General Hospital
  • Meharry Medical College (Nashville)—Chilenje General Hospital
  • Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta)—Kanyama Level I Hospital

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.