The Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance is a growing network of Zambian-based and UK-based organisations. They work together to promote and improve the coordination and impact of Zambia-UK joint work in health. The Alliance was launched in 11th June 2009 at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. There are 35 founding members.
To support the Government of the Republic of Zambia to implement its plans to increase and develop its health workforce and its health systems. To contribute towards achieving the health related Millennium Development Goals and to provide opportunities for learning and development for health workers and institutions in both Zambia and the UK.
- To provide a focal point to help ensure that Zambia’s health needs and requests for support and mutual development are known and understood by UK organisations
- To promote specific projects at the request of the Zambia Ministry of Health
- To help ensure better coordination between the many groups which have links and partnerships between the two countries – these might involve universities, hospitals and other health organisations, diaspora groups, NGOs, private companies and government departments
- To test out the concept of such an Alliance with a view to creating others between the UK and other countries as appropriate
The members of the Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance are committed to work within international recognised standards of good practice in both health and international development.