Rhythm of Life Music and Health Festival - Zambia
"Rhythm of Life" is Zambia's first music festival and health fair developed under the Health Communication Partnership, a six-year project funded by USAID, which provided family planning, reproductive health and maternal and child health service, HIV counseling and testing, counseling and referral for male circumcision, malaria testing, and other health counseling services.
Bringing together the top musicians in Zambia in a training to be Health Ambassadors, this effort also led up to a "We are the World"-style music video and performance that included all the artists in a wildly popular song called "Rhythm of Life" featuring the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi. The lyrics of the song are about taking responsibility for your own health.
Links to the songs are as follows:
- Toolkit for Transition of Care and Other Services for Adolescents Living with HIV
- Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV
- Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV) Toolkit
- Positive Connections: Leading Information and Support Groups for Adolescents Living with HIV
- HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination Toolkit
- Promoting the Health of Men who Have Sex with Men Worldwide: A Training Curriculum for Providers
- Engaging Men in HIV and AIDS at the Service Delivery Level
- Optimizing Entry Into and Retention in HIV Care and ART Adherence for PLWHA
- Family Planning Discussion Topics for Voluntary Counseling and Testing
- Creating Mobile Health Solutions for Behaviour Change: A Study of Eight Services in the mNutrition Initiative Portfolio