Zambia stepped up its fight against its worst cholera outbreak in years with a campaign to vaccinate Lusaka residents, the WHO reports.

Global NGO Pure Earth has spent more than 3 years in Kabwe, Zambia—recently labeled “the world’s most toxic town” by The Guardian in a piece with photos by Pultizer Center grantee Larry C. Price—helping residents to deal with the legacy of environmental damage caused by…

The lead and zinc mine and smelter in Kabwe, Zambia, closed in 1994, but millions of tons of slag and tailings remain in a heap known as Black Mountain. Freelance photographer Larry Price documents adults and children who scavenge at the abandoned mine, looking for lead…

Used to protect pregnant women against malaria, the drug sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine, or SP, may also safeguard them against adverse birth outcomes caused by curable sexually transmitted and reproductive tract infections.  

In Zambia, most expectant mothers find themselves walking several miles to ill-equipped health care facilities to deliver their babies, a predicament that has led to a maternal mortality rate 10 times higher than the US.   The new initiative—Saving Mothers, Giving Life—aims…

The Zambian government has seen a decline in child marriage with the help of more than 200 chiefs, who can have more impact on people than laws. Although marriage below the age of 21 is officially illegal in Zambia, more than 40% of girls in this southern African country…

Dorothy Zulu, rinsing clothes in a dirty stream, dreams of a small vegetable garden and having water in her home. Like many in Ngombe, she spends up to a 1/3 of the $1 a day she makes on water. The proportion of Zambians with access to clean water has increased overall…