ZAMBIAN FACTS 2009
<> Zambia has a population around 12 million (2008) and has been a peaceful country since it's independence was given from Britian in 1964.
<> Mining and export of copper is the leading industry in Zambia.
<> Zambians have a life expectancy of 41.2 years (compared to United States at 78 years).
<> Only 58% of Zambians have access to safe drinking water.
<> Malnutrition is wide-spread, with 20% of children significantly under-weight for age.
<> Malaria is the largest reason for death amongt children in Zambia.
<> The percentage of Zambians infected with HIV is overall 16%.
(Sources: United Naitons Human Development Report, 2008. World Health Organization)