Where We Work

Right to Care Zambia is headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia, which is the base for our EQUIP, Boston University and SUpErCDZ projects.

The SUpErCDZ project is being implemented in the Eastern and Southern provinces, with a provincial office located in Choma, Southern province.
We operate a Central Dispensing Unit (CDU) in the Copperbelt region. The CDU helps people access their medicine and remain adherent. Regional EQUIP provincial offices are located in:

  • Kasama, Regional and Northern Province
  • Mansa, Luapula Province and
  • and Chinsali, Muchinga Province.

200 facilities, 32 districts

We operate in 200 facilities, 32 districts, and three reference laboratories across the country, in both urban and rural areas. We also support projects in Eastern, Copperbelt, and Southern Provinces.

As part of the current EQUIP grant, our goal is to create strengthened health care systems in Luapula, Muchinga and Northern provinces, through sustainable and integrated interventions.

Decentralisation

We have a decentralised technical team which operates from district hubs to provide support, supervision, technical assistance and roving teams. These teams are supported by a regional team based in Kasama Town.

To improve responsiveness and maximise impact, Right to Care Zambia has:
  • established four district hubs in each province which means our expertise and technical support is close to health facilities and communities and
    set up a regional daily situation room which serves as an early warning indicator to direct technical assistance and resource allocation quickly.

Northern

Northern Province covers approximately one sixth of Zambia in land area, with a total area of 77,650 square kilometres. It shares borders with two other provinces – Muchinga and Luapula, and also with two countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo in the north and Tanzania in the north-east.

The provincial capital is Kasama. The province consists of 12 districts. It is widely considered to be the heartland of the Bemba, one of the largest tribes in Zambia.

Notable landmarks in Northern Province include Lake Tanganyika, Lake Bangweulu, and the corresponding wetlands, Lake Mweru-wa-Ntipa, and a number of waterfalls including Lumangwe Falls, Kabwelume Falls, Chishimba and Kalambo Falls.

Luapula

Luapula Province is named after the Luapula River and its capital is Mansa. The chief artery of the province is the Samfya-Mansa-Mwansabombwe-Nchelenge highway known informally as ‘Zambia Way’.

The province has an international border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and domestically extends along the northern and eastern banks of the Luapula River from Lake Bangweulu to Lake Mweru. The province is inhabited by the Bemba, who are the major tribe in the country.

Bemba is also the most spoken language in the province. Luapula is home to the Mutomboko ceremony, and major landmarks such as Lumangwe Falls, Mumbuluma Falls, Mumbotuta Waterfalls, Ntumba Chushi waterfalls, Kundabwika Waterfalls, and Chilongo Waterfalls.

Muchinga

Muchinga is located in the northeast of the country and borders with Tanzania in the north, Malawi in the east, Eastern Province in the south, Central Province in the southwest, Luapula Province in the west, and Northern Province in the northwest. The administrative centre of the province is Chinsali. The name of the province originates from the Muchinga Escarpment, on which it predominantly sits.

Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. It is one of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa. Lusaka is in the southern part of the central plateau at an elevation of about 1,279 metres (4,196 ft). As of 2019, the city’s population was about 3.3 million.

Lusaka is the centre of both commerce and government in Zambia and connects to the country’s four main highways, heading north, south, east and west. English is the official language of the city administration, while Nyanja and Bemba are the commonly spoken street languages.

Ndola and Copperbelt

Copperbelt Province is a province in Zambia which covers the mineral-rich Copperbelt, and farming and bush areas to the south. The province adjoins Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is similarly mineral-rich.

The main cities of the Copperbelt are Kitwe, Ndola, Mufulira, Luanshya, Chingola, and Chililabombwe. Roads and rail links extend north into the DR Congo to Lubumbashi.

Southern

Southern Province is home to Zambia’s premier tourist attraction, Mosi-oa-ya, shared with Zimbabwe. The population of the province is estimated to be over 1.853 million as of 2015. The province has the largest area of commercial farmland compared to any other province in the country and produces most of the maize crop.

Tonga is the most widely spoken language in the province. Other languages include Toka-Leya and Ila. Choma is the administrative centre of Southern province. Right to Care Zambia operates in Choma, Pemba and Kalomo districts in the province.

Eastern

Eastern province lies between the Luangwa River and borders Malawi to the east and Mozambique to the south. The population of the province is estimated to be over 1.961 million as of 2018. The province has an area of 1,476 km2 and is divided into eleven districts.

The Luangwa Valley in Eastern Province has one of the best managed wildlife areas in Zambia. Languages spoken include Chewa, Nsenga, Nyanja, Tumbuka, and Ngoni. Chewa is the most widely spoken language in the province. Chipata is the administrative centre of the province. Right to Care Zambia operates in Nyimba district in the province.

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