The King’s Zambia Partnership builds on the successes of a 10-year partnership between Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT), the Ndola Teaching Hospital (NTH), a 760-bed provincial tertiary referral hospital, and the Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital (ADCH), a 260-bed provincial tertiary referral paediatric hospital, both of which are situated in the Copperbelt Province in the North West of Zambia.
King's Global Health Partnerships (KGHP) is supporting the development of skills of health professionals and improvements to clinical services, hospital management, undergraduate and postgraduate specialist training, and research with a particular focus on:
Zambia has a high burden of disease, mainly characterised by a high prevalence of communicable diseases, particularly HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis and malaria. In addition, the country is facing a rapidly rising burden of non-communicable diseases, including mental health, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, cardio-vascular diseases and high maternal, neonatal and child morbidities and mortalities.
KGHP is supporting the government’s work to address the gaps in human resources for health which hinder the delivery of quality health care. Zambia has approximately half the number of health professionals it needs. The shortage of doctors, nurses and midwives in Zambia is about 14,960 and is felt most keenly in rural areas. Our partners have a strong ambition to improve the quality of care across the Copperbelt region and beyond.