This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Last Published: 11/8/2017

Overview
Zambia has a developing private and public health care system which provides diagnostic and curative medical services.  Zambia benefits from USAID’s assistance, primarily through the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), to scale-up integrated prevention, care, and treatment programs, and to lessen the impact of HIV/ AIDS. Under PEPFAR, more than 720,000 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, do not have hospital centers of excellence to treat cases requiring specialized treatment, and lack specialist diagnostic and treatment centers to treat cardio-vascular, liver, renal, and cancer diseases.
Opportunities
Opportunities 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
Email:  medstore@zamnet.zm
Web Resources
Ministry of Health
Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority

 

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