Landlocked in southern Africa, Zambia spans a mineral rich and highly diverse landscape. The country is poised for significant global health progress, and both HIV/AIDS infection rates and maternal deaths have seen major decline in recent decades.
Since 2012, we have worked in Zambia in partnership with the Ministry of Health and a wide range of NGOs countrywide to develop the next generation of health leaders there. Over the past years, we have recruited and trained 80 young leaders placed within 19 partner organizations across the country.
Our fellows fill critical systems gaps on issues ranging from HIV/AIDS and malaria to data collection and reproductive health. We’re proud of our growing network of Zambian alumni who are the future of health leadership.
- 5 years developing emerging leaders
- 19 partner organizations worked with to date
- 80 total number of young leaders trained
GHC Voices in Zambia
- Zambia: Street Harassment – Women Fight Back: 2014-2015 Zambia alum, Angel Chelwa, writes about her work in organizing the “Don’t MINImize Me” march to address street and sexual harassment in Lusaka.
- Because I Can + Because I Have To: Jasmine Burton, 2015-2016 Zambia alum, highlights her role as a privileged social justice and health equity activist.
- Desktop Warriors Build Maps To Fight Malaria: Stacey Naggiar, 2016-2017 Zambia fellow, writes about Zambia’s partnerships with software companies and malaria interventions.