This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Last Published: 4/5/2019


Zambia has a developing private and public health care system that provides diagnostic and curative medical services.  Zambia benefits from extensive U.S. government assistance, primarily through the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), to scale-up integrated prevention, care, and treatment programs focused on reaching HIV epidemic control by 2020.  Through the provision of over $3.5 billion from the United States government under PEPFAR since 2004, today more than 800,000 Zambians receive life-saving antiretroviral treatment as compared to 3,500 in 2004, the HIV incidence rate has been cut in half in the last decade, and the infection rate for children born to HIV-infected mothers has dropped from 45 percent to less than 5 percent in 2017.

Sub-Sector Best Prospects

Zambia, along with all neighboring countries save for South Africa, lack enough hospital centers of excellence to treat cases requiring specialized treatment, and lack specialist diagnostic and treatment centers to treat cancer and cardiovascular, liver, or renal diseases.


Opportunities exist for investment in specialist medical diagnostic and treatment in the following areas: Cardiology; Radiotherapy; Neurology; Urology; Traumatology; Nephrology & Dialysis; Diabetology; Dermatology; Physiotherapy; Key hole surgery; Stem Cell Therapy; and other surgical interventions.

Key government and regulatory agencies

Ministry of Health
Ndeke House
Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box, 30205
Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260-211 251404
Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority
Plot 6903, Tuleteka Road, Off Makishi Road
P. O. Box 31890
Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260-211 220429
Medical Stores Limited
Plot 6446, Mukwa Road
PO Box 30207
Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260 211 242768
Web Resources
Ministry of Health
Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority

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