OkaZHI: Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative



Founded by Dr. Bill Nelems in 2009, the OkaZHI Foundation is a bold and exciting new effort working for the enhancement of basic healthcare and health education in Zambia by working in collaboration with its Zambian counterparts. Through concrete deliverables, strategic investment and sustainable programming, OkaZHI will have a significant impact on future generations of patients, nurses, physicians and other healthcare workers in Zambia.

At the suggestion of OkaZHI’s Zambian stakeholders and partners, OkaZHI is directing its efforts in rural Mongu, capital village of Western Province, as well as in Lusaka. Western Province is one of the poorest in Zambia and has amongst the worst health outcomes in the country. It also has one of the lowest levels of literacy and education in Zambia.

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