Policy - National Health Strategic Plan

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Ministry of Health
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Type of policy:
Health sector policy, strategy or plan with nutrition components


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

Overall goal: To improve the health status of people in Zambia in order to contribute to socio-economic development.  


To significantly improve public health surveillance and control of epidemics, in order to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with epidemics.

To halt and begin to reverse the incidence and prevalence of NCDs including the improvement of mental health services throughout Zambia.

To significantly improve the nutritional status of the population and ensure food safety, particularly for children, adolescents and mothers in child bearing age, so as to prevent diseases.

To promote and improve hygiene and universal access to safe and adequate water, food safety, and acceptable sanitation, with the aim of reducing the incidence of water and food borne diseases throughout Zambia.

To provide efficient and effective health education and promotion, in order to empower individuals, families and communities with appropriate knowledge to develop and practice healthy lifestyles.

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