Where do we work?: Zambia

zambia

Population: 11,862,740

Area: 752,618 sq. km.

Median Age: 16.5

Literacy: 80.6 %

Languages: Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Lozi, Chewa, Nsenga, Tumbuka, Lunda, Kaonde, Lala, Luvale, English, other

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Below are some profiles of volunteers who have recently completed their placements in Emma and Stephen Yates volunteering in Zambia.

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Emma and Stephen Yates

Emma and Stephen Yates, from Warwick, are volunteering to improve health care and achieve gender equality in Zambia.


Rural Health and Women’s Leadership in Lusaka, Zambia

September 10, 2014

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Now in the final months of their placements in Lusaka, Zambia, Emma and Stephen Yates have contributed on two fronts to the Palms Vision. Stephen, a Senior MO, gives his account of the challenges faced by a fledgling referral hospital team -including fears should the Ebola epidemic spread-  while Emma speaks of her experience assisting […]


Deeper relationships

October 31, 2013

Volunteering can be exhausting, but being part of a pride can help.

Emma and Stephen Yates share their story of observing the local ways and taking the time to consider their decisions. Sometimes this involves following local rules around gender and sometimes demonstrating an alternative.


Health and Gender

August 14, 2013

Catherine and Emma in the Lusaka Gender office

Stephen and Emma Yates explain what their roles as a volunteer doctor and gender justice advocate entail.


Emma and Stephen Yates volunteering in Zambia

November 22, 2012

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Emma and Stephen Yates, from Warwick, are volunteering to improve health care and achieve gender equality in Zambia.



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