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6 April 2022
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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 rate of teenage pregnancy remains a significant... Read more

29 March 2022
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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
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Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day   More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them,... Read more

31 January 2022
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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
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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
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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

8 October 2021
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Linking comprehensive sexuality education with youth-friendly health services

Adolescents, especially girls, face significant sexual and reproductive health challenges. In Western Province, like many Provinces across the country, persistent barriers in access to adolescent-... Read more

20 September 2021
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Why I love being a peer educator! Nampaka's story

"At 15 years old, I became pregnant whilst in grade nine. For the three years that followed, from 2015 to 2018, I was not able to go to school, because I had to take care of my baby. This depressed... Read more

20 July 2021
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Zambia makes a rallying call to prioritize SRHR for all people.

On Tuesday 20 July 2021, the Government of Zambia in partnership with UNFPA co-hosted a joint event to commemorate the World Population Day and launch of the 2021 State of World Population Report.... Read more

20 July 2021
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Zambia makes a rallying call to prioritize SRHR for all people.

On Tuesday 20 July 2021, the Government of Zambia in partnership with UNFPA co-hosted a joint event to commemorate the World Population Day and launch of the 2021 State of World Population Report.... Read more

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