Healthcare in Southern Zambia
With our base in Livingstone, On Call Africa works in seven rural health facilities in Zambia’s Southern Province. These seven health facilities lie in the Katapazi, Sikuanzwe and Simango areas of Kazungula District, Simonga in Livingstone District, and Chalimongela, Simwatachela, and Kanyanga areas in Zimba District. We worked with the District Health Offices to identify the localities which would most benefit from our services.
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.