Analytical summary - Health system outcomes
The health status of the Zambian people has been improving over the past 18 years.
Since the commencement of major health sector reforms in 1991, Zambia’s efforts have been directed towards improving the standards of living, particularly health, of the population throughout the country. This is being done through a combination of strategies and approaches, which include health specific strategies and those intended to influence the performance of other determinants of health, including education, poverty reduction, and access to good sanitation and safe water.
These efforts have manifested through the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and the development and implementation of the vision 2030, the national development plan, national health strategic plans (see the latest National Health Strategic Plan 2006-2010) and other relevant sector strategies.