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July 19, 2022

Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health outcomes have improved in Zambia in recent years; however, access to and availability of high-quality health services in rural and remote areas to support sustained positive gains remain a challenge. MOMENTUM is a three-year USAID project that is implemented in partnership with the Zambia government (GRZ) to strengthen quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services in Zambian communities. 

July 19, 2022

USAID, through the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), has a loan guaranty with Absa Bank Zambia PLC to provide up to $20 million in loans qualifying small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Zambia. The seven-year guaranty backs 50% of each loan’s value, for a total guaranty size of up to $10 million.

July 19, 2022

Zambia’s local communities are key stakeholders in conserving and protecting forests and wildlife. In order to effectively fulfill this role, communities need the appropriate infrastructure to conduct their operations and provide strong oversight. The USAID Community Design and Construction Project aims to strengthen the ability of local community governance institutions to sustainably manage forest and wildlife resources in the targeted areas of Rufunsa and Mpika districts through improved infrastructure.

July 19, 2022

Zambia boasts significant endemic and indigenous biodiversity manifested in its rich wetlands, forests, and wildlife. This natural endowment serves as the foundation for Zambia’s tourism sector. However, Zambia’s biodiversity is threatened by poaching, habitat degradation, loss, and conversion, and illegal logging. While Zambia has biodiversity and habitat protection in place on paper - its laws and policies are fragmented and poorly enforced. 

July 19, 2022

The USAID Luangwa Livelihood and Conservation project aims to enhance the resilience and health of natural resource-dependent ecological and human communities in the Luangwa Valley of Zambia. Under the Health Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient Thriving Societies (HEARTH) Global Development Alliance, this project maintains and improves the population size of key wildlife species and ensures that important wildlands and forests are under effective management. 

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Last updated: July 28, 2022

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