A landlocked country in south central Africa, Zambia has experienced economic growth over the last decade due to copper mining, but poverty remains acute in rural areas.
Life expectancy is just 59 years for men, 64 for women. Most people work in the informal sector, particularly agriculture.
CBM has been working with partners in Zambia for over 30 years, preventing blindness, improving health and helping people with disabilities go to school, earn a living, access health care/rehabilitation and secure respect in their communities.
 15% of population - WHO estimate that 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.