In 2010, Zambia set a target to train 5,000 community health assistants (CHAs) by 2020. To date, 1,200 CHAs have been deployed with an additional 500 trained CHAs awaiting deployment. In July 2017, the National Community Health Strategy was launched with the intent of increasing access to health care, contributing to enhanced knowledge and health environments, and reducing morbidity and mortality, particularly amongst pregnant women and infants.
The Ministry of Health engaged AMP Health in June 2017 to make recommendations on the structure for a dedicated community health leadership team, and as such, AMP Health recognizes an opportunity to partner with the Ministry of Health to work towards the successful implementation of the Strategy.
- Advised Ministry of Health on identifying a governance and management structure for their community health system
- Catalyzed investment by Ministry of Health in a community health leadership team
- Aligned on concept note for partnership including draft objectives and successful recruitment of management partner
Sylvia Chila Simwanza - Assistant Director, Community Health, Ministry of Health, Zambia
Bio coming soon
Dylan Edwards - Management Partner Zambia, Community Health
Dylan is interested in innovative ways in which the public, private, and non-profit sectors can work together to achieve development goals. He has worked with a range of corporates, NGOs, development finance institutions and small businesses to help them understand, measure and improve their social impact. He has led evaluations of donor-funded projects in healthcare, crime prevention, education and enterprise development. He was responsible for social impact due diligence and reporting on a large South African impact investing fund, and has facilitated training in impact measurement for investors. Dylan previously served on the steering committee for the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the organizing committee of the Southern Africa Impact Investing Network (SAIIN), and holds an MSc from the London School of Economics. He loves making up stories for his kids and is a terrible guitar player.