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Zambia has made significant improvements in reducing mortality rates related to infectious diseases over the past decade. However, the country is experiencing a growing prevalence of noncommunicable diseases and health workforce shortages, leaving it unprepared to address this shifting burden. The Ministry of Health has developed an innovative human resources for health strategic plan to reshape the training and education of health workers in Zambia.

To support the government’s initiative, we collaborate with our in-country partners to enhance the development of frontline health workers who deliver care to patients at all stages of life, provide ongoing education across the health workforce, hold leadership positions, and advocate for policies that are conducive to these efforts. Seed is also a founding partner of the new Association of Family Physicians in Zambia, and a supporting member of the Midwives Association of Zambia. Our focus is on:

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Primary Health

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Maternal, Newborn,
and Child Health

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Zambia 2030 Country Strategy

Zambia is facing a severe shortage of health workers. This has been the case for decades and prevents millions of people from accessing even the most basic health services. Zambia will need to almost double the health workforce to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. The health worker shortage directly contributes to an increased burden of disease.

Read Seed's 2030 Strategy

“We can see change in the way we are training nursing and midwifery students - but you can't have real change unless you have partners like Seed Global Health. They are here to help us so we can improve in the way we are training our staff and also training other human resources to offer good service delivery”

Dr. Liyuma
Medical Superintendent
Matero General Hospital


Over the past ten years, Seed has trained more than 42,000 nurses, midwives, and doctors across Africa. In the next ten years, we aim to double our impact, reaching more than 80,000 health workers.

Learn More About Our Other Countries

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We build the capacity of doctors, nurses, and midwives so that they can address the diverse and specific health needs of their communities and serve as agents of change. We focus on:

  • Community Health
  • Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
  • Mental Health


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Sierra Leone

We strengthen human resources for health to build a comprehensive health system that can provide care for all. We focus on:

  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

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We enable access to high-quality emergency care and maternal, newborn, and child health services that improve the well-being of those who seek them. We focus on:

  • Emergency Care
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health


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