First Lady Esther Lungu has paid glowing tribute to the AIDS Health Foundation (AHF) for the work the organization is carrying out across the country in supplementing government’s efforts in healthcare delivery.
Speaking when she held a bilateral meeting with Kelvin Sauls, Board member of the AIDS Health Foundation in Los Angeles USA, Mrs. Lungu noted that since inception in 2007 AHF has supported over 72, 000 people living with HIV in Zambia.
The First Lady observed that the organization’s efforts in healthcare service has made a huge impact in supporting government’s vision of taking healthcare delivery as close to the people as possible.
Mrs Lungu thanked members of the Board at AHF for providing funds that led to the construction of Chifundo clinic in Chaisa Compound.
The First Lady has however, appealed to AHF to consider extending its support to the Esther Lungu Foundation in scaling up socio-development programs with particular attention to vulnerable groups such as women and girls and the physically changed.
Meanwhile, AHF Board Member, Kelvin Sauls, say his organization is more than ready to expand its efforts in supporting various initiatives aimed at strengthening healthcare systems in Zambia.
Rev. Sauls commended Mrs. Lungu for various interventions the Esther Lungu Foundation is implementing across the country in uplifting the welfare of marginalized groups in rural parts of Zambia.
AHF is currently supporting 27 government health facilities in Zambia through the provision of monthly operational funds, HIV prevention and curative services and capacity building to improve human capital in healthcare among others.