The Population Council received a cooperative agreement from USAID to implement the Community Mobilization for Preventive Action (COMPACT) project, to develop and determine the feasibility of “community compacts” as an innovative approach to prevent HIV in Zambian communities. The aim is to mobilize the communities through a capacity-building process that enables them to identify HIV prevention targets, develop interventions to achieve those targets, and measure the results. This study determined baseline levels of key indicators related to HIV, sexual behaviors, gender-based violence, alcohol abuse, and reproductive health. These baseline measures will be compared with midline and endline levels to assess COMPACT’s programmatic success. Additionally, the baseline findings provided critical insights into key areas for interventions in these four communities and highlighted variability in the populations across the communities and between males and females that provide valuable guidance for programming.
Kalibala, Sam, Waimar Tun, Chabu Kangale, Jill Keesbury, Ray Handema, and Mwaka Monze. 2013. "Implementing incentive-based HIV interventions in Zambia: The COMPACT model," Baseline evaluation report. Lusaka: Population Council.
COMPACT: Community Mobilization for Preventive Action