Maternal and child health is at the centre of Amref Health Africa's work in Zambia.
Amref Health Africa has worked with the communities of Zambia since the 1970s. Today, our projects in Zambia strategically target Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: reducing maternal and child mortality.
What do we do?
Our work in Zambia dates back to the 1970s, when we helped to establish the Zambia Flying Doctor Service to transport medical supplies and personnel to remote regions with limited access to healthcare. In the 1980s, we supported the Zambian government to conduct nationwide training for Clinical Officers (a mid-level medical cadre), before going on in the 1990s to provide technical support in strengthening the country's diagnostic and laboratory services.
Since 2017, we have worked with communities across the country to strategically reduce maternal and neo-natal mortality rates. In 2020, Zambia was identified as a priority country in Amref Health Africa's COVID-19 Emergency Response, where we carried out information drives to equip communities with the skills and knowledge necessary for keeping themselves and others safe.