Holo Hachonda has worked in health promotion and communication since 1997 with experience in advocacy, policy formulation support, NGO grants management and capacity building. He currently runs the management and consultancy firm Better Organisation Solutions, which provides strategic and solutions for non-profit organizations. He also serves at the Technical Advisor to the National AIDS Council of Zambia.
Previously, Mr. Hachonda served as program director and corporate representative for the health systems strengthening firm, BroadReach Healthcare Zambia, where he provided strategic leadership and served as the key local liaison with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders. He has on several occasions been a member of the Zambian official delegation for the Commission on Population and Development and was the Chief Executive Officer and change manager of the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ). During Mr. Hachonda’s tenure at PPAZ, the organization became a reputable provider of comprehensive reproductive health services, built synergistic partnerships with key partners and stakeholders, consolidated a strong volunteer presence across the country and instilled good governance protocols to sustain high membership levels. Mr. Hachonda also spent four years working as the Adolescents and Youth Programs Advisor for the Africa Regional Office of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
Mr. Hachonda’s work focuses on using his extensive experience in health systems management and communications to increase community access to comprehensive reproductive health, HIV/ AIDS and family planning information and services. He has consulted for Alliance Zambia, FHI360, Zambia National AIDS Council, Population Action International, International Planned Parenthood Federation, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, USAID, the Commonwealth Youth Programme Secretariat in Zambia, the World Health Organization, John Hopkins University and the Center for Communication Programmes, among others.
As founder and board member of the Youth Activists Organization, he has worked with young people to conduct civic and environmental health education activities in local high schools. He is also the Board Chair of Grassroots Soccer Zambia and a board member of the Zambia Center for Communication Programs.
In recognition of his contributions to promoting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of African women and girls, Mr. Hachonda was honored with the AMANITARE award. He holds an MBA in marketing from the University of Liverpool and a B.S. in health communication from the University of Maryland.