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The Challenge

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Map of Zambia and its neighbors.

One of the primary challenges of health facilities in Zambia is that many are not connected to the grid. Grid connected facilities face challenges associated with load shedding, occasional outages, and voltage and frequency anomolies although the quality of grid power is significantly better than many other PEPFAR focus countries.

The USAID Energy Team and Zambia PEPFAR team conducted an assessment from April 1-15, 2009 examining options for improving energy supplies at health facilities across the country.  The full assessment report is available on the Publications page.