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GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE PROGRAM D9210 to D6560 APRIL – MAY 2009.

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1 GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE PROGRAM D9210 to D6560 APRIL – MAY 2009

2 INTRODUCTION Dr. Wamunyima Chingumbe 31 yrs, born SRMO at Mansa General Hospital – Zambia Christian – New Apostolic 2 nd in family of 6 – Both parents retired Married to Bridget, radiographer – no child yet

3 Made my dream real

4 COUNTRY BRIEF – ZAMBIA NATIONAL SYMBOLS

5 GEOGRAPHY Located in central part of southern Africa Surface area: 752,618km 2,slightly larger than Texas Mostly plateau, wt hills/mts traversed by rivers and valleys 8 Neighbours..... Main rivers: Zambezi Zambezi Kafue Kafue Luangwa Luangwa Luapula Luapula Main lakes: Tanganyika, Tanganyika, Mweru, Mweru, Bangweulu Bangweulu Kariba Kariba

6 GEO- contd 9 provinces and 73 districts Capital City: Lusaka Other cities: Ndola, Kitwe & Livingstone Tropical climate with 3 season Wet (rain) season – November to April Cold and dry season - May to July warm and dry season – August to October

7 HISTORY Majority inhabitants migrated from the Luba-Lunda kingdom of Congo A few migrated from South Africa Independence from Britain 24 th October, 1964 One party state until 1991 when it became multiparty

8 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Multiparty Democracy since 1991 President – head of state and government Vice-president and cabinet ministers appointed by president 160 member parliament, 10 nominated 4 opposition parties in parliament

9 ECONOMY Heavily dependent on mining, esp. Copper mining Efforts to diversify Agriculture – MaizeGroundnuts CottonCassava TeaSorghum SugarRice Tourism and hydroelectric power Currency: Kwacha (ZMK) : K5,700/USD

10 POPULATION AND PEOPLE Population (2005) Population density 16/ km 2 Urbanisation: 44% Literacy: 68% >90% are Bantu 72 local languages, leaving peacefully – One Zambia One Nation Official language: English Friendly people

11 CULTURE Majority uphold their traditions and culture Traditional leadership structures Traditional ceremonies HEALTH Life expectancy: 40.9years Maternal mortality: 830/ pregnancies HIV infection rate: 14%

12 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Water falls Wildlife Safaris Traditional ceremonies Museums

13 VICTORIA FALLS – Mosi-o-tunya Named after Queen of England by David Livingstone One of the seven wonders of the world 1,700m wide and 110m deep

14 19 NATIONAL PARKS – Rich in wildlife

15 ROTARY CLUB OF NDOLA-MUKUBA One of the 22 clubs in Zambia Chartered 20 years ago Educational project Maternal and Child Health project


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