Global Health Academy

The Zambia United Kingdom Health Workforce Alliance (ZUKHWA)

ZUKHWA is a network of over 80 UK based organisations established in June 2009, in response to requests from the Zambian Ministry of Health and UK organizations working in Zambia, who understood the need to improve coordination and harmonization of project work through fostering health partnerships.

Project Objectives

  • Support, facilitate and develop effective partnership working including the development of better metrics and measurements of impact in Zambia, helping to improve and show the effectiveness of partnership working
  • Work with partners to develop and support projects requested by the Ministry of Health
  • Ensure good, up to date and clear communication through its website and mailings
  • Convene regular conferences in Zambia and the UK to:- • Enable Zambian Government officials to brief UK organisations on what is needed and ensure that UK organisations understand both the requirements and the opportunities for working in the country. • Provide a forum to discuss key issues, share ideas and experiences. • Plan shared projects and promote partnership working

Project Team

Now based within the Global Health Academy, the Directors of ZUKHWA are Dr Liz Grant, Director, Global Health Academy and Dr Anthony Falconer, previous President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, supported by Mrs Lisa Wood, Manager, Global Health Academy. Thematic partner leads from organisations within the NHS, other academic institutions and civil society groupings will join the team.


News and Events

October 19th 2016

Partnerships can help improve access and delivery of healthcare.  Join us at the Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance (ZUKHWA) Autumn Conference in London being held at the Zambian High Commission

We will be discussing the importance of health partnerships in Zambia and the ways in which partnerships can contribute  to supporting quality assurance, leadership, and workforce training.

The Zambian Ministry of Health, Zambian Higher Medical Education and the Zambian Nursing Diaspora will share information on Zambia’s national health strategy and goals. UK partners such as the Wessex Deanery, Royal College of Physicians, University of Edinburgh, volunteers and other UK Partners will be joining us to describe  partnership working with colleagues in Zambia.

ZUKHWA Autumn Conference - Zambia UK Health Partnerships: Joint Working

If you would to attend please do register for catering purposes.  

We do also have available a few travel bursaries to help towards travel costs for attendance, if you would like to explore the possibility of a travel bursary please contact Lisa Wood on 


May 20th 2016

Measuring Effective Partnerships

Many health challenges face us globally – effective partnerships through coordination and harmonization of project work allows greater use of limited time and funds.  Many partnerships are undertaken within global health worldwide in a variety of ways – to understand if they are successful monitoring and measurement, both during and after are necessary to ensure effective use of time and funds, as well as potential duplication and possible gaps, thereby ensuring successful outcomes in overall strengthening of health systems.

Held in Edinburgh this ZUKHWA UK event included a series of talks from NICE International and the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET), and  roundtable discussions with speakers and delegates looking at how best to “Measure Effective Partnerships”

Laura Morris, NICE International – Joining, Leading and Reflecting Upon Partnerships

Laura Macpherson, Tropical Health Education Trust – What Difference are we making?

NICE International – Health Partnerships Scheme

How can the UK state sector better collaborate with LMICs for health systems strengthening?

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Dr Liz Grant