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 the current health workforce shortages leave 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. Our focus is on:
and Child Health
We collaborate with our Zambian partners to assist in the COVID-19 response and have expanded our work to address this new and existential threat. Learn more about our COVID-19 response here.
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:
We strengthen human resources for health to build a comprehensive health system that can provide care for all. We focus on:
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: