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Zambia

  • USAID works in Zambian schools to increase literacy and reduce malaria.

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  • USAID helps farmers improve the productivity of their crops

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  • Mobile clinics bring HIV treatments to remote communities.

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Mrs. Sibanda and Chipo
HIV/AIDS Treatment Reaches Remote Villages
Nursing teacher Winfrida Kwesha lectures at the Kasama School of Nursing, which provides an incentive package to support them.
Ensuring a New Generation of Nurses
A USAID-supported incentive program is encouraging Zambian doctors such as Dr. Abel Shawa to serve in remote districts of their
Zambians Serving Fellow Zambians

About Zambia

Although Zambia has experienced 12 straight years of impressive economic growth and its average income of $1,460 makes it a lower-middle-income country, that growth has not benefited the two-thirds of Zambians who live in poverty. Reflecting considerable U.S. Government investment over time in one of the countries most affected by HIV/AIDS, some social indicators have improved, with life expectancy at birth now at 52 years (up from 39) and maternal mortality at 591 per 100,000 live births (down from 729). Zambia’s challenge is to promote broad-based, pro-poor economic growth, create employment and develop its human capital. Accordingly, USAID’s assistance concentrates on increasing agriculture-led economic growth to reduce rural poverty and food insecurity; improving the health of Zambians; reducing the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS; raising the quality of basic education; and enhancing democratic governance.

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Zambia Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2011-2015

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Last updated: November 17, 2014

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Mission Contact

USAID/Zambia
Subdivision 694/Stand 100, Ibex Hill Road
PO Box 32481
Lusaka
Zambia
Phone 
+260 211 357 000
Fax 
+260 211 357 041

USAID Contact

Desiree Savoy
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
Phone 
202-712-4656