Health and Nutrition

Children have the right to access good health and nutrition. We want to see better access and lasting behavioural change so that children and families can survive and thrive.

The World Vision Zambia Health programme focuses on Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN). The aim of the programme is to improve the health status of pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under the age of five. Our strategic objective for health is to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality through improved health and nutrition practices. The heart of World Vision’s Global Health and Nutrition Strategy is a package of preventative interventions for mothers and children under two, targeting the first 1,000-days. We strive to strengthen community based health systems to implement interventions by building the technical and supervisory capacity of health care professionals, and in addition, the training and mentoring of community health workers (CHW) in technical areas, which include data collection and reporting.

World Vision Zambia is Working with the Ministry of Health community structures, known as Safe Motherhood Action Groups (SMAGs), to identify and enrol pregnant women in maternal and child health counselling programmes. Since 2017, 134,552 pregnant women were enrolled in the counselling programme. We are working with their families to create awareness of the importance of attending the eight antenatal visits at the health facilities and delivering from health facilities. In 2020, we reported 2,603 women were escorted for Ante Natal care visits by their spouse/birth partners. 

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Good health and nutrition empowers children, families and communities. You can help children in Zambia stay healthy and thrive!

Achievements in 2022

  • We enrolled 65,138 women Timed Targeted Counselling (ttc) and 13,747 ttc clients delivered in health facilities. 

  • We successfully rehabilitated 1,978 under five children in our Positive Deviance  Hearth Programme. 

  • We reached 50,718 adolescents with Comprehensive Sexual Education.