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HEALTHCARE IN ZAMBIA

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The general state of healthcare in Zambia is poor. Although there are adequate public and private health facilities, the public system remains heavily underfunded. This is why SES Zambia is so focused on providing the best possible care to every person they see. We warmly welcome you to our family – where our motto: “Giving healthcare a human touch” is evident in everything we do.

 

Public healthcare in Zambia

Zambia offers universal healthcare to all its citizens. There are clinics in the major cities, and while the public healthcare system is severely underfunded, they still ensure the best possible care.

 

Private healthcare in Zambia

There are some great private hospitals in Zambia’s larger cities. These cater not only to foreigners but also to Zambian citizens. Mining communities and compounds have company-sponsored clinics on-site that are able to cater to basic health needs.

 

Pharmacies in Zambia

There are pharmacies in all major towns and cities. They are generally open from Monday to Saturday, with a few open on Sundays. In the case of an emergency, you can visit pharmacies attached to hospitals or clinics.

 

Health insurance in Zambia

It’s essential that everyone has some kind of medical aid/insurance that covers you for any and all medical related issues. It is also important to have a medical insurance that covers medical evacuations for whatever reason.

 

Health hazards in Zambia

Zambia is in the malaria belt and also a TB zone, so a doctor should be consulted as soon as any symptoms arise. It is essential that you have a mosquito net around your bed to ensure a peaceful sleep. Cholera and dysentery are also common, particularly during the rainy season. Zambia also has a very high prevalence of HIV/AIDS.

The water in Zambian cities is drinkable, but it’s always recommended to boil your drinking water first.

 

SES Zambia

It is SES Zambia’s vision to provide outstanding Primary Health Care Services to the community. The aim is to bring the doctor and nurse into the community, rather than patients needing to attend a hospital. The aim is for the clinics to remain small with a personable feel. The clinics are available to SES members and non-members on a fee for service basis. Clients are encouraged to book appointments to avoid unnecessary waits. SES Zambia has clinics in Lusaka, Kitwe and Livingstone. To book an appointment, call 737 and speak to one of our consultants today.

For more than 20 years, SES has cared for Zambian families of all sizes and cultures. Due to this privilege and experience, we have specially designed our health care plans to suit the family, as well as individual needs. You now have the option to select from a list of packages that include inpatient and outpatient care. We warmly welcome you to our family – where our motto: “Giving healthcare a human touch” is evident in everything we do.

SES has a fleet of medically fitted ambulances which are stationed at our Lusaka, Kitwe and Livingstone bases. All our ambulances are fully equipped with the latest medical equipment and can be deployed 24/7 at a moments notice in the event of an emergency. SES is able to provide paramedic and ambulance services on-site for all your business, event and healthcare needs.

source: http://www.expatarrivals.com/africa/zambia/healthcare-zambia

http://www.aho.afro.who.int/profiles_information/index.php/Zambia:The_Health_System