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July 25, 2022

The USAID Expanding Water and Sanitation Project works to improve access to sustainable and safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene services in the Muchinga, Northern, Southern, and Western provinces of Zambia. Decades of underinvestment has translated into poor water delivery service to accommodate the nation’s population growth. Over 6 million Zambians lack access to safe water and 11 million are without basic sanitation. Where infrastructure exists, investments in maintenance are lacking. 

July 21, 2022

Through the utilization of Loan Guaranties, USAID partnered with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to lower the risks for financial institutions enabling their lending to promising businesses, individuals, and small enterprises across different sectors including agriculture and clean-energy agriculture solutions. Improving access to productive loans develops well-paying jobs, new economic opportunities, and sustainable long-term development.

USAID/Zambia Acting Mission Director Robin Sharma delivers remarks during the AGIS project culmination event.
July 20, 2022

After five years of implementation, a highly effective U.S. government project on strengthening public financial management systems is set to officially end. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Accountable Governance for Improved Service Delivery (AGIS) project worked with the Zambian government to strengthen public financial management systems in the Ministries of Health and Education.

July 19, 2022

“I had a cough and night sweats for four days. I felt terrible. I immediately thought, ‘this must be tuberculosis’, so I proceeded straight to the chest clinic for evaluation.” These were the thoughts of Lweendo Mweemba, a tuberculosis (TB) treatment supporter who works in the Chilanga urban clinic in Lusaka under the USAID supported Tuberculosis Local Organizations Network (TBLON) project.

July 19, 2022

In recent years, Zambia has made significant progress in moving towards HIV epidemic control; however, additional actions are needed to prevent new HIV infections, especially among key and underserved populations. USAID Controlling HIV Epidemic for Key and Underserved Populations (CHEKUP I) is a five-year project designed to improve the health outcomes of Zambians by preventing new HIV infections among populations most at risk of acquiring HIV. 


Last updated: August 04, 2022

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