Communications Support for Health (CSH) is a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Chemonics International. The project aims to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia in the implementation of national health communications strategies.
The 990 Talkline, managed by CHAMP, has been a grantee under the CSH program since August of 2011. The main objective of this collaboration is to support, expand, and maintain the 990 Talkline as a health and social services information, counseling, and referral resource for all of Zambia. This will be accomplished through the development of a marketing strategy to promote 990 and its services, as well as through an enhancement of its IT infrastructure. In addition, the project will strengthen Talkline staff by training them in new service areas, namely, malaria, nutrition, maternal, newborn, and child health, and family planning and reproductive health. With the support of CSH, CHAMP will also enhance its web portal to allow links to health care systems and information as well as online interactive chats with counselors. Under CSH, CHAMP will also expand its referral database of medical centers and other support structures throughout the country in order to better serve the needs of all Zambians.