Since 2019, the UKHSA IHR Strengthening Project has collaborated with the Zambian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) to support public health system strengthening towards enhanced health security. On 12th July 2022, all parties committed to a further three years of partnership in Zambia through the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UKHSA and both MoH and ZNPHI.

The IHR Strengthening Project has worked collaboratively with MoH and ZNPHI to help strengthen a number of key areas including workforce planning and development; emergency preparedness and response to health security threats, including chemical hazards preparedness; laboratory systems and networks; and One Health. The signing of the MoUs renewed the strong relationship between partners and the commitment to continue working together in these key areas to enhance health security in Zambia.

Three years after our work together began, the project is very happy to be committing to a further three years of partnership.

from left to right: ZNPHI Director General, Professor Roma Chilengi; ZNPHI Board Chairperson – Professor Peter Mwaba, MOH Permanent Secretary – Professor Lackson Kasonka; Representing the British High Commissioner to Zambia – Ben Powis; UKHSA Zambia Country Lead – Joseph Pett; MoU signing moderator and ZNPHI Director for Strategic Information Management – Ms. Mazyanga Mazaba Liwewe Read the full article on the hub

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