In May, the Government of Zambia launched the COVID-19 Multisectoral Contingency and Response Plan. In line with the Government’s Plan, UN and partners developed the $132.9 million COVID-19 Emergency Appeal targeting 6.2 million people. The Appeal was launched by the Vice President Inonge Wina. With a successful mobilization of $66.2 million amounting to 50.5 per cent funded as of November.
WHO continues as the technical co-lead agency supporting the Ministry of Health and Zambia Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) overall coordination of the COVID-19 response. The United Nations Resident Coordinators Office is co-leading UN response across with line ministries as lead and UN agencies co-leading sector responses.