Annual Report of the WHO Country Office Zambia 2011
Although Zambia continues to make progress in the health sector, the country faces a double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. HIV and AIDs, malaria and TB remain major drivers of disease burden and an increase in noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension, Diabetes, Cardio-vascular diseases, Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases is increasingly being reported.
In order to mitigate the high burden of disease, WHO Country Office (WCO) continues to work with national authorities to strengthen the health system through support to strategic technical capacities and development of strong partnerships to advance national and Global Health Agenda. In 2012, WHO actively participated in Sector wide Approaches (SWAps) coordination mechanisms of the health development partners, serving as a member of the health troika and contributed to the United Nations operations towards the One UN system.