Health and nutrition


Save the Children has been implementing the Lufwanyama Integrated Newborn and Child Health Project in Zambia (LINCHPIN) in partnership with the Ministry of Health through Lufwanyama District Health Management Team (DHMT) on the Copper belt Province of Zambia. This integrated, community-based, newborn care and community case management (CCM) package is being delivered through an enhanced district-wide community health program linked to 17 health facilities (HF) and 118 Neighbourhood Health Committees (NHCs). SC has supported the roll out of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) program in 3 districts, Lundazi, Nyimba and Kalomo.

LINCHPIN is a five year catalytic project aimed at decreasing Zambia’s under-five and maternal mortality in Lufwanyama District by increasing the use of evidence-based, life-saving interventions, through delivery channels that will be accessible, available, high quality, demanded and supported. LINCHPIN is important because it:

  • Saves lives, build capacity, strengthen systems
  • Demonstrates CCM from 0-59 months for the first time in Zambia (and almost anywhere)
  • Will inform Zambian CCM strategy and implementation
  • Test and measure, for the first time anywhere, TBA-CHW (Traditional Birth Attendants- Community Health Workers) team
  • Will inform Zambian CHW strategy
  • Will give role of TBA a “second look”

The Project is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Child Survival and Health Grant Program (CSHGP) and Crown.