We run a primary healthcare centre called i4life@NeriClinics in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the Linda community, a peri-urban township in the Lusaka province of Zambia serving a catchment of over 80,000 people. This is our ‘innovation incubator’ and a recognised ‘centre of excellence’.

After many years of success working in the Linda Compound, i4Life expanded their services in 2022 to more rural areas, Kafue and Luangwa. We partnered with USAID as part of their Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH) program. We partnered with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Kafue landscape and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) in the Luangwa landscape (LLCA). This piece of work has since come to completion.

i4Life developed and implemented a nutrition programme for children under 5 in 2011 and this has been running successfully ever since. The under 5’s clinic is operated out of a mobile tent which is used for health promotion not just to children but also their mothers. A nutrition clinic is also in place, where knowledge is shared about nutrition and child health to reduce instances of malnutrition and child death. Where a child is identified as being malnourished, supplements are provided and more frequent checks occur to monitor the childs progress.


The team in Ireland are in constant communication with Zambia, sharing knowledge and looking ahead to the needs of the community in the Linda Compound. i4Lifes head office is based in Ireland and it is the centre of operations. Most fundraising activities are done within Ireland and include annual events such as a Christmas Concert, Gala Balls and more.

Supporting Other Regions

i4Life also provides support to other regions such as Uganda. In 2012 the Franciscan Brothers opened a mission in Adraa, Arua District, West Nile Region, Uganda. Adraa Agricultural College (AAC) provides community support in sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is farming that uses principles of ecology, the study of relationships between organisms and their environment. It has been defined as “an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will last over the long term”.

Now that the local community has achieved food security, in 2021 Adraa College invited i4Life to offer their expertise and to support them in establishing a nutrition-sensitive component to their agricultural training programme. i4Life has been offering their expertise to AAC since 2021 and is currently completing a three-year project with AAC.