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1 August 2022
UNFPA Representative Ms. Gift Malunga with young people in Western Province

Behind the Number — Our World at 8 Billion

An opinion piece by UNFPA Zambia Country Representative, Ms. Gift Malunga.

11 July 2022
Press Release

World set to reach 8 billion people on 15 November 2022

Demographic milestone is evidence of great progress, but opportunities, challenges lie ahead New York, 11 July, 2022 – The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022,... Read more

24 June 2022
A new mother receiving post-natal services at a UNFPA supported facility in Central Province (c) UNFPA Zambia

2022 Safe Motherhood Week: Saving Mothers, Giving Life

On 24 June 2022, UNFPA, as part of the UN family in Zambia, was pleased to join the Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia in commemorating the 2022 Safe Motherhood Week under the theme... Read more

23 May 2022
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5 things you might not know about obstetric fistula

UNITED NATIONS, New York – First things first, what is obstetric fistula?   What it is: Obstetric fistula is a traumatic childbirth injury that robs a woman or girl of her health, rights and dignity... Read more

6 April 2022

Reclaiming the potential and dignity of adolescent girls in Zambia

Nearly 30% of adolescent girls in Zambia become pregnant by the age of 18 according to the Zambia Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS 2018). This high... Read more

29 March 2022

In Rural Central Province, Innovations in Family Planning Target Underserved Communities

With support from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom, and in partnership with Marie Stopes, UNFPA in Zambia has invested in the use of animated "video cards... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them, displacement... Read more

31 January 2022

In Zambia, Midwifery Schools Set the Stage for Improved Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes

In the last two decades, Zambia has made significant strides towards improving maternal and newborn health outcomes. Maternal mortality rate has dropped nearly 300 per cent, from 729 deaths for every... Read more

13 December 2021

Promoting access to sexual and reproductive health services for persons with disabilities

To enhance access to sexual and reproductive health services for persons with disabilities, the Ministry of Health, with support from UNFPA Zambia and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office... Read more

1 November 2021

Western Province: Towards Making Every Pregnancy and Childbirth Safe; and Securing Health and Wellbeing for Every Child

Over the last decade, Zambia has made significant strides towards improving health and nutrition outcomes for women, adolescents and children. However, significant inequalities remain by gender,... Read more