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Kawambwa District, Luapula Province, Zambia serves as a hub of AAH Zambia programmes. AAH Zambia been implementing the following projects-: a) Kawambwa Maternal Health In liaison with key stakeholders, AAH Zambia has been lobbying and advocating policy makers for increased awareness, focus & resource allocation on maternal health policy and improved services in Kawambwa District in Northern Zambia – Mushota, Mufwaya and Munkanta communities. Furthermore, AAH Zambia has been active in translating guidelines on safe motherhood into local languages facilitating dialogue and disseminating these to local leaders to increase understanding among local leaders and other stakeholders. These interventions have led to increased community engagement on maternal health including the establishment of community safe motherhood action groups. b) Kawambwa Environmental Projects Through its Kawambwa Central Environmental Project (KCECP), AAH Zambia has been working with the local communities at Kala Refugee camp to reverse the effects of environmental degradation by replanting the 10 year refugee camp stripped of its vegetative cover by the residing refugees. Inception activities included introducing the project to the district authorities, community mobilisation, sensitisation and training of community members in tree nursery establishment and management.