Leadership and Good Governance 

Sustained political, civic, traditional, community and corporate leadership commitment at all levels, national, provincial, district and community, is essential to ensuring an effective and focused multi-sectoral response. Zambia has successfully demonstrated its political commitment to tackling HIV in a holistic manner through the development of appropriate policies, establishing a coordination structure, which reaches from district to national levels, and working collaboratively between state and non-state actors. However, more can be done, particularly with regards to the implementation of prioritised policies and strategies. Besides, HIV needs to be more assertively mainstreamed into planning and policy development processes.  In line with the NASF 2014 -2016 Zambia seeks to strengthen community led initiatives and improve political accountability and good governance of the response.