A Zambian Society where all people are Healthy and uphold Christian values.
CHAZ is a Christian interdenominational organisation of Church Health Institutions and Community Health Programmes committed to
Serving communities with holistic quality Health services so that people live healthy And Productive lives to the Glory of God.
Formation & Membership
Formed in 1970 ( Catholic and Protestant Medical Committees) Interdenominational (Catholic and Protestant) umbrella organisation for 146 CHIS in 9 Provinces and 56 Districts (out of 72): 36 Hospitals & 81 RHCs & 9 Training Schools
29 CBOs: 20 Community Based Programmes & 9 Catholic Dioceses
Health Services Coverage
CHAZ is the second largest provider of health services in Zambia.
MoU with the MoH: 75% Grant- Staff – Drugs
Principal Recipient Status
PR for the Global Fund Mechanism in Zambia for all the 3 disease components: HIV/AIDS (including ART), Malaria & TB.
CHAZ has successfully managed a grant value of $124 million out the total 159 million signed to date in the last 6 years.
Summary history of Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ)
The history of the Church’s involvement in provision of health services dates back to as far as the late 1800’s when missionaries started coming to Zambia for evangelization.
The first infrastructure the missionaries set up on arrival was a Church, School and a hospital or health centre. Some of the first mission hospitals to be opened were Mwandi in Western Province by the United Church of Zambia in 1884, Chitokoloki in North Western Province by the Christian Missions in Many Lands (CMML) in 1914 and Lubwe in Luapula Province by the Roman Catholic Church in 1926.
The Seventh Day Adventist also opened Mwami in Eastern Province in 1927. These mission health facilities and many others that were established subsequently began to feel the need to form an association in the 1930’s.
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