Ensuring rights and choices for all


19 December 2018

Midwives Leading the Way with Quality of Care in Rural Central Province

Central Province, Zambia – The availability of skilled midwives during pregnancy and child birth remains crucial in addressing Zambia’s high maternal mortality rates, which currently stands at 398 per 100,000 live births. Rural areas across the country are estimated to have only 70 health care workers per 100,000 populations,

15 November 2018

UNFPA Reaffirms Commitment to Support Availability of Data to Inform Development Planning and Targeted Investments

As part of UNFPA's key actions to ensure availability of quality, timely and disaggregated data to inform policy and targeted investments at various levels and sectors, UNFPA in Zambia has pledged to provide US$500,000 in the form of technical assistance, equipment and financial resources towards the 2020 Census of Population

9 November 2018

Manufacturing condoms in Africa: an urgent health and economic priority

As development partners, governments, donors, experts and other agencies gather in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15 November for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, argues for condom manufacturing in Africa as a pivotal strategy for achieving



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