As a non-profit organization, we work in collaboration with Zambian healthcare partners to promote equity, hope, and social justice in health through supporting locally identified priorities and strengthening healthcare capacities
WE BUILD CAPACITY THROUGH
- Teaching Modules
- Building on local strengths
- Building Relationships
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Dr. Bill Nelems was born in South Africa, and lived an exemplary life as a world-renowned Canadian Thoracic Surgeon. His vision for OkaZHI was born after a visit to Zambia in 2006 where he saw the health challenges and needs of Zambians. Dr. Nelems founded OkaZHI in 2008, and was the first Executive Director or the organization. Today, OkaZHI is an organization that embodies Dr. Nelems energy, passion, and values – to make a difference, to give back, and to make this world a better place.
“The Okanagan Zambia Health Initiative (OkaZHI) is a capacity building organization – developing the conditions for sustainable growth and change. OkaZHI’s aim is to build the capacity of Zambia’s healthcare infrastructure and empower Zambian healthcare workers to deliver the best care possible.”