Zambian International Health Alliance (ZIHA)
The Zambian International Health Alliance (ZIHA) is a Health advocacy and Educational NGO that was established as a partnership to work with and for the community. We are an open organization for the general population.
To build the capacity and capability to help support the Zambian government’s efforts of the Health Service in order to provide quality care to those suffering from Malaria, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases by accessing the appropriate skills, expertise and medical resources required to be used in Zambia a country located in Southern Africa, to the east of Angola.
Links to the health workforce crisis
According to the United Nations Human Development Report, Zambia is the poorest nation in the world with 87.2 percent of the population of 11.7 million living on less than US $ 2 per day. Forty - five percent of Zambians lack sustainable access to safe sanitation and 42 percent lack sustainable access to safe water supplies. Zambia has the lowest life expectance at 40.5 years. Infant mortality rate is high at 102 deaths per 1,000 live births and 800 women die in childbirth for every 100,000 deliveries. Zambia’s HIV/AIDS prevalence rate is also extremely high at 17 percent positively diagnosed. Other key health problems include respiratory infections and malaria. ZIHA will operate Health Care projects within rural Zambia and by having lots of links to the health workforce by giving training to healthcare providers.