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Zambia

  • In collaboration with Feed the Future, USAID’s Economic Development Office in Zambia helps promote access-to-markets for local produce and public-private partnerships.

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  • The USAID-supported K-9 Unit provides a grassroots level, first-line response to combat wildlife crime and poaching in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park.

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  • USAID Challenge TB delivers a newly refurbished Tuberculosis Ward at Zambia’s University Teaching Hospital offering more effective institutional care for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis

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  • A USAID-led partnership has helped establish Anti- Gender-based Violence Centers inside 16 local Zambian health facilities. The centers support the physical well-being, legal concerns, and psychological and emotional needs of GBV survivors.

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  • To help combat stunting and improve nutrition across Zambia, USAID signed a Letter of Intent joining the international community in support of the Ministry of Health and Zambia’s First 1000 Most Critical Days Program for Scaling Up Nutrition.

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Game ranger Peter Tembo with his partner, Lego. Part of the USAID-funded Canine Detection Team fighting wildlife trafficking in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. Photo courtesy of Conservation Lower Zambezi.
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Zambian Seed Industry Expanding Regional Markets - Feed the Future and USAID
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About Zambia

In Zambia, the last 14 years of strong economic growth raised the average per capita income to over $1,360 and made it a lower-middle-income nation. Zambia’s 27 years of successful multi-party democracy, with three peaceful transitions between ruling political parties, has made the country one of the more stable in sub-Saharan Africa.  

Despite the recent growth experienced within Zambia, much remains to be done to advance equitable development throughout the population. Three out of four Zambians still live in extreme poverty and the country faces major challenges, including high unemployment, low agricultural productivity, inadequate transportation and energy infrastructure, poor education outcomes, a burgeoning youth population, and health crises caused by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, malaria and other diseases, such as cholera and tuberculosis. 

The USAID mission in Zambia comprises a staff of over 100 professionals and manages investments of over $300 million annually in the fields of health, education, environment, food security, and governance. USAID assistance to Zambia focuses on the following key objectives: (1) improving the health of Zambians, with a particular focus on women, at-risk youth, and vulnerable children; (2) reducing the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other infectious diseases; (3) increasing agriculture-led economic growth to reduce rural poverty and food insecurity; (4) mitigating the effects of climate vulnerability and promoting sustainable management of natural resources; (5) raising the quality of basic education to increase literacy; (6) increasing access to electricity; and (7) enhancing democratic governance. 

Last updated: December 10, 2018

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Chando Mapoma
Subdivision 694/Stand 100, Ibex Hill Road
P.O. Box 320373
Lusaka
Zambia
Phone 
+260 211 357 000
Fax 
+260 211 357 041

USAID Contact

Ilona Tservil
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
Phone 
202-712-4540