Zambia National Public Health Institute was established in accordance with the ZNPHI Act No. 19 of 2020 which mandates the ZNPHI Board to approve policies, programs and strategies of the Institute. As a specialized technical institution, the ZNPHI is mandated to lead in safeguarding Zambia’s health security through surveillance and disease intelligence systems, emergency preparedness and response capabilities, specialized laboratory systems and networks, health information management systems, health security workforce development, and generation of scientific evidence through research. Additionally, the ZNPHI anchors Zambia’s designated role as the host of the Africa CDC Regional Collaborating Center (RCC) for Southern Africa.
To coordinate Public Health Security in Zambia by ensuring robust surveillance systems, effective preparedness and emergency response mechanisms to support evidence-based decision making.
ZNPHI is the specialized arm of government that is responsible for providing public health security through coordination of surveillance, preparedness and response by utilizing strong laboratory systems, strategic information and communication underpinned with a viable workforce in a multi-sectoral manner. Furthermore, the ZNPHI will monitor functional areas in order to strengthen partnerships, collaboration and health systems relevant for NCD’s, injuries and mental health. The institute is also designated as the IHR 2005 National Focal Point.
The vision of the ZNPHI is to be a center of excellence in public health security for a healthy Zambia. The mission is to coordinate Public Health Security in Zambia by ensuring robust surveillance systems, effective preparedness and emergency response mechanisms to support evidence-based decision making.
To realize the vision, the ZNPHI has identified Seven strategic pillars:
- Surveillance and Disease Intelligence.
- Emergency Preparedness and Response.
- National Public Health Laboratory Services.
- Field Epidemiology Program.
- Strategic Planning and Information Management.
- Public Health Policy, Diplomacy and Communication.
- Human Resource Management and Administration.
|Core Value||What it means to ZNPHI|
|Trust||eans to ZNPHI|
Trust : We believe in the mutual understanding of expectations based on consistent leadership, professionalism, integrity, respect, and appropriate confidentiality.
|Honest||We endeavor to always provide true information to members of the public. We believe in building trust as a foundation for our interaction with ALL stakeholders.|
|Integrity||We shall uphold the truth and do what is right in the execution of our mandate.|
|Efficiency||We endeavor to provide the best possible outcome in the least wasteful manner in the execution of our mandate.|
|Accountability||We set out to accomplish the things we declare to do knowing that the public can count on us.|
|Responsibility||We shall embrace opportunities to contribute to the health security of the country.|
|Respect||We have a diverse workforce of different professions, and we accept everybody for who they are.|
|Teamwork||ZNPHI believes in shared ideas and responsibilities among our workforce in the execution of its mandate.|