Where We Work

Simonga Rural Health Post is our ‘Centre of Excellence’ and is one of the facilities where we are currently conducting all of our programmes. Read more about Simonga and our work there.

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On Call Africa Community

“We keep seeing issues such as poor access to health care, health literacy, and poor access to the amenities that promote health. These issues can be devastating to rural communities, and to their ability to progress. Health care is a basic human right, and a necessity for development. On Call Africa is strengthening rural health care, bringing about long-term change”.

Ben Margetts, CEO, On Call Africa.

Rural Health Facilities in Zambia

In 2010 On Call Africa consulted with the Ministry of Health on the area with the highest need for our work. After being directed to Southern Province, we worked closely with the Provincial Health Office to identify Districts that were in most need of support. Working with those districts (Zimba and Kazungula) we identified three Rural Health Facilities in need of capacity building, and struggling to reach all communities within their catchment area. Using clinical data, and in consultation with Rural Health Facility staff and village leaders we identified three communities attached to each Rural Health Facility to focus our efforts and support.

On Call Africa continue to use the same consultative process when planning our expansion, which has led to us to focusing on three main programme areas; Facility Based Quality Improvement, Facility Infrastructure Improvement and Community Based Volunteer Training.