If we look at some comparative statistics, we can get a bit of a feel for conditions in the country of Zambia.

  Population (2004)
    • Zambia: 10.9 Million
    • Canada: 32 Million
       
  2003 Gross National Income (per capita)
    • Zambia: $380 USD
    • Canada: $24,930 USD
       
  Percentage of Population Using Improved Water Sources (2002)
    • Zambia: 55% (Urban 90%, Rurul 36%)
    • Canada: 100% (Urban 100%, Rural 99%)
       
  Life Expectancy at Birth (2003)
    • Zambia: 33
    • Canada: 79
       
  Mortality Rate under 5 years of Age (per 1,000) in 2003
    • Zambia: 182
    • Canada: 6

Source: Canadian International Development Agency (2005-06-07)