This study aims to conduct a landscape analysis to better understand the implementation context for the NTD control programme in Zambia. The activities include:
an assessment of institutional structures, service delivery systems, existing resources/capacity
mapping gaps, facilitators, and barriers to program implementation
identifying potential opportunities to introduce innovative approaches for program integration and improvement.
Key informant interviews and focus group discussions with policy makers and NTD program officers will complement an extensive document review. The results of this assessment will be fed into the next National Health Strategic Plan, which expires in 2021.
1. What are the community health system barriers that affect the manner in which morbidity management and disability prevention services can be made accessible to hydrocele patients from migrant and mobile fishing populations?
2. What processes and actors at community level are crucial for the integration of morbidity management and disability prevention services so as to make them accessible to hydrocele patients from migrant and mobile fishing populations?
3. What community health system strategies can be used to increase the uptake of morbidity management and disability prevention services among hydrocele patients from migrant and mobile fishing populations?