The Health thematic area of the Zambia Climate Change Network (ZCCN) focuses on addressing the intersection between climate change and public health. In this area of operation, ZCCN aims to understand and mitigate the health impacts of climate change on communities in Zambia. This includes raising awareness about how climate change influences human health, advocating for policies that prioritize public health in climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, and implementing projects that enhance community resilience to climate-related health risks.

The network collaborates with various organizations and academic institutions to achieve its goals in the Health thematic area. One notable partner is the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University, with whom ZCCN works closely to conduct research, develop training programs, and implement interventions aimed at promoting climate-resilient health systems and practices.

On a continental level, ZCCN collaborates with the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) on climate change and health initiatives. Through this partnership, ZCCN participates in advocacy efforts, knowledge sharing, and capacity-building activities to address the health impacts of climate change at  regional, continental, and global levels.

In addition to collaborating with civil society organizations and academic institutions, ZCCN also engages closely with government line ministries. Our partnerships with government agencies ensures that our advocacy efforts are aligned with national policies and priorities, and that our projects complement existing government initiatives aimed at addressing climate-related health challenges.