Healthcare in rural Zambia
With our base in Livingstone, and our office in Sesheke, On Call Africa currently works in five rural health facilities in Zambia’s Southern Province and five rural healthcare facilities in Western Province. We partnered with the District Health Offices in Zimba, Kazungula, Sesheke and Mwandi District to identify the localities which would most benefit from our services, and worked with the the facility staff and communities to co-design programmes.
Zambia is currently ranked 141 of 187 countries on the Human Development Index, making it one of the world’s least developed countries. It has been particularly badly affected by the HIV epidemic – the prevalence rate was 12.5% in 2013 – and also experiences high rates of tuberculosis, malaria and malnutrition.