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ZAMBIA STRATEGIC COUNTRY GENDER ASSESSMENT

The Zambia Strategic Country Gender Assessment (ZSCGA) is a collaborative effort between the World Bank Government of Zambia and Zambian gender experts The team appreciates the invaluable technical inputs that many stakeholders brought to the assessment Many development partners concerned with gender issues and

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Effects of Population Growth on our Environment

Polluted environment also affects adversely the health of people Table 36 1 shows the types of pollution their poisonous elements and effects on health Policy Measures Agricultural and industrial development along with urbanisation and spread of infrastructure combined with population growth has led to environmental degradation

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Zambia

Zambia (/ ˈ z m b i ə /) officially the Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in south-central Africa (although some sources consider it part of East Africa) Its neighbors are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north Tanzania to the north-east Malawi to the east Mozambique to the southeast Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south Namibia to the southwest and Angola to the

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Key health challenges for Zambia

KEY HEALTH CHALLENGES FOR ZAMBIA 7 of health facilities (1 489) are owned and operated by the public sector These are supplemented by 122 mission health facilities and 271 private health facilities Zambia operates a pyramid classification structure of health care provision • tertiary or specialist care is provided in Level 3 hospitals

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Zambia urbanising part 1 Tackling bad contagion

Kabwe a historical mining town is a particularly stark example of the environmental impact of mining The city has a high degree of lead contamination in soil and water that has caused severe and permanent health effects The Government in collaboration with donors has undertaken a number of initiatives to alleviate environmental problems

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Environment

Zambia has tremendous natural resource wealth but faces increasing threats to its environment including deforestation and wildlife trafficking and the effects of climate shocks USAID encourages sustainable natural resource management and broad-based climate-smart economic development that promotes resilience and curbs the acceleration of greenhouse gas emissions

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Zambia

Land Zambia has a long land border on the west with Angola but is divided from its neighbours to the south by the Zambezi River To the southwest is the thin projection of Namibian territory known as the Caprivi Strip at the eastern end of which Zambia and three of its neighbours (Namibia Botswana and Zimbabwe) appear to meet at a point—a "quadripoint"—although the precise nature of

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Tuberculosis in the mines of Zambia A case for intervention

The mining industry is the main contributor to the country's gross national product although it is associated with public health challenges with TB in the mines being among the occupational health diseases having a negative economic impact and threatening to delay the control of TB in the country

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Health care in a declining economy The case of Zambia

The severe and worsening economic crisis in Zambia has set into motion various adjustment measures (subsidy withdrawal or reduction adjustment of exchange rates import control a foreign exchange auction system and retrenchment of government expenditure) which is making it increasingly difficult for the government to maintain the network of health and other social services developed in the

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Climate Change Adaptation in ZAMBIA

Climate Change Adaptation in ZAMBIA Climate variability is already affecting Zambia and projected climate change impacts include rises in temperature shifts in precipitation and possible increases in the frequency and intensity of weather events Changes in climate may exacerbate preexisting socio-economic development challenges with

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Session 08

This type of mining has had profound effects on the environment which include (Impact of Mining activities on miners' health 1991-2002) development the mining operations require a good balance between the protection of the environment and economic growth Mining operation started

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INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF FDI ON ECONOMIC

amounts of FDI for development projects Most of Zambia's FDI inflows has been in the mining construction infrastructure manufacturing textiles electrical agriculture and health sectors LITERATURE REVIEW The widely held view is that FDI is good

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Environment and Climate Change

Fostering sustainable development and reducing people's vulnerability from the risk of climate change natural and man-made disasters and environmental degradation are key pillars under the framework of UNDP Zambia's Country Programme Action Plan 2011 – 2015 and the Sixth National Development Plan Vision for the Natural Resources Sector

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Zambia Country Assessment Report

2 CURRENT SITUATION Lusaka 2 1 Housing Characteristics and Location Lusaka's total housing stock stands at approximately 300 000 units Of this 10 percent or 30 000 units is formal housingi e formal dwellings on individual stands in blocks of flats or on agricultural holdingsaccommodating 30 percent (340 000) of the city's population on about 80 percent of the residential land

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Chapter 1 An overview of Zambia's economic and poverty

development is a -dimensional phenomenon poverty is -dimensional as well Poverty differs from one place to another In the Zambian context it can be defined as deprivation of a "long healthy life educational opportunities access to resources for a decent standard of living (e g income and consumption housing health clean water

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Mining As A Source Of Underdevelopment In Zambia

The source of this nation's underdevelopment stems from the second wave colonialism where Europeans exploited the mining industry in Zambia particularly copper to fuel industrial growth back home Consequently a dependence on mining was created and still exists today as an integral source of foreign capital for this developing nation

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Copper Mining Industry in Zambia

Background Zambia's major economic activity is mining and as at 2005 mining contributed about 65% of export earnings Major minerals are Copper and Cobalt Copper production stands at 465 000 mt and is expected to reach about 700 000 mt by 2010 2 big copper mines (new) to being developed and several small ones

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The World Bank Group in Zambia

The World Bank Group in Zambia Accelerating and Sharing Growth through Improved led in particular by the mining construction and services sectors However the country needs to grow faster than its current rate of 6 percent per year in order to achieve health markets)—and the poor investment climate resulting from the slow pace of

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Environmental impacts of mining in Zambia Towards better

Through the MeetingPoints Mining project the Geological Survey of Sweden has been fa - cilitating partnerships and networks in the mineral sector in several sub-Saharan African coun - tries since 2010 Within the project a pre-study has been made on the environmental impacts of mining in Zambia

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effect of copper mining in zambia

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN AFRICA - UNESCO ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN these studies tended to be concentrated on the effects of mining and mineral of copper smelters Copperbelt Zambia Mining Sector Zambia Development

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ZAMBIA

the export of minerals The mining industry which is dominated by copper and a few other minerals namely zinc silver gold and cobalt has been the most important driving force of economic development in Zambia for over 70 years However owing to decreasing world prices in copper poor investments in new and

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HEALTH

Government views Private sector investment in human resources development in the health sector as an added value that will significantly contribute to increasing numbers of qualified health personnel in our health institutions and offset the effects of the brain drain in the health sector Zambia Health Sector Profile June 2013 Page 6

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Zambia`s post

Jan 28 2013Human development encompasses a number of social-economic indicators such as economic growth enhancing individual choices education quality of health democratic rights and so on The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) introduced the human development index to measure the living standards of people

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Water supply and sanitation in Zambia

Water supply and sanitation in Zambia is characterized by achievements and challenges Among the achievements are the creation of regional commercial utilities for urban areas to replace fragmented service provision by local governments the establishment of a regulatory agency that has substantially improved the availability of information on service provision in urban areas the

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Africa Zambia — The World Factbook

green field with a panel of three vertical bands of red (hoist side) black and orange below a soaring orange eagle on the outer edge of the flag green stands for the country's natural resources and vegetation red symbolizes the struggle for freedom black the people of Zambia and orange the country's mineral wealth the eagle represents the people's ability to rise above the nation's

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Anglo American faces lawsuit for poisoning Zambia's Kabwe

Indian mining giant Vedanta Resources which the Zambian government does not want any more is also connected to Anglo American The case of lead contamination involving Anglo stems from health issues linked to Kabwe which Leigh Day said in a statement was once the world's largest lead mine and operated from around 1915 until its closure in 1994

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Occupational Safety and Health

GoalPromote the health and safety of people at work through prevention and early intervention OverviewThe intent behind the Occupational Safety and Health topic area is to prevent diseases injuries and deaths that are due to working conditions Work-related illnesses and injuries include any illness or injury incurred by an employee engaged in work-related activities while

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Policy Framework Paper

B Mining 27 Zambia adopted a new Mining Act in 1995 and a revised fiscal regime in 1997 to encourage exploration and mining development Over 30 exploration licenses have been issued in the past few years and over US$20 million was spent on exploration in 1997 As much as US$800 million could be invested in the sector over the coming three

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Fifth Zambia Economic Brief Making Mining Work for

ZAMBIA ECONOMIC BRIEF—MAKING MINING WORK FOR ZAMBIA iv Figures 1 Energy prices fell sharply while prices of copper and other commodities remain low 1 2 Global growth remains soft 2 3 Growth in Africa is expected to slow 2 4 The region's major currencies have lost

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