The membership of OkaZHI has made the collective decision to focus our work in Mongu and the districts of Western Province. Our intention is to build health care capacity and to support human resource retention amongst Zambian Nurses, Clinical Officers, Medical Licentiates and Physicians. Our approach is inter-professional, consisting of three components, Nursing, Surgery and Primary Care. We are directed by the desires and wishes of our Zambian colleagues as to their educational and leadership priorities. We are strong supporters of the “Zam-Can” team being co-ordinated through the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, an initiative that pools and unifies the work of other Canadian clinical and research teams also working in Zambia.