Ndola is a city in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province, it is the third largest city in Zambia and third in terms of size and population. Despite quality health care being a human right for all, due to high household poverty, many people in Ndola do not have access to it. Unfortunately, this has increased the morbidity and mortality from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the city.
We have partnered with USAID: SAFE and The Copperbelt Provincial Health Office to conduct Alfresco Clinics in Ndola that will provide services like; Blood Pressure Measurement and Hypertension education, Random Blood Sugar Measurement and Diabetes Mellitus education, and HIV/AID Voluntary Counselling and Testing.
The Alfresco Clinics in Ndola reaches marginalized groups by providing effective quality healthcare services to them and complementing the Zambian Government’s efforts “to provide effective quality healthcare services close to the family as possible. “The clinics use the health belief model to empower community members with needed information about NCDs and the importance of being compliant with their medication.
We are committed to reducing morbidity and mortality caused by Non-Communicable Diseases at the grassroots level and allow for community participation. Structural community participation in primary health care is a cost-effective way of extending a health care system to the geographical and social periphery of a country. Communities that begin to understand their health.