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28 May 2020

Dignity kits meet hygiene needs of women and girls amid COVID-19 pandemic

During pandemics, women and girls of reproductive age remain among the most severely affected population group – with a heightened need for specific health and hygiene services. With the fast... Read more

23 May 2020

My Fistula is repaired! Now I can return to school!

Mariud, aged 19, lives in a remote village located in Mkushi District, Central Province of Zambia. Pregnant at the age of 13, Mariud developed Obstetric Fistula in 2014, as a result of a 72 hour... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

23 April 2020

Young Innovators: Making Re-usable Face Masks to Help Vulnerable Communities Fight COVID-19

Around the world, the one piece of personal protective gear we have seen many commercial companies make throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is the face mask. In Lusaka and Solwezi Districts of Zambia,... Read more

14 April 2020

Engaging Zambia’s youth in the fight against COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as part of the joint UN system in Zambia’s support to the Government of Zambia, UNFPA in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth has facilitated the... Read more

31 March 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

In response to this unprecedented crisis, we are urgently supplying life-saving medical equipment to help front-line workers save mothers and babies. Please help us protect pregnant women, new... Read more

27 March 2020

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem   With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more

26 January 2020

Enhancing access to SRHR information and services for girls with disabilities

According to the Zambia National Disability Survey (2015), as estimated 7.7% of the population are persons with disability, with prevalence among young people (2–17 years) estimated at 4.4%,... Read more

12 January 2020

Midwives leading the way with quality care in rural Western Province

Limulunga District, Western Province – Gift Kalinda is an enrolled midwife in Limulunga District of Western Province. He is among five enrolled midwives working within the District and serving a... Read more

1 January 2020

Community-Based Distributors: Bringing Vital Family Planning Services to Zambia's Rural Women

To advance progress towards Zambia's Family Planning Scale Up Plan (2016-2020), which aims to increase the national contraceptive prevalence from 33% to 58% and reduce unmet need for Family Planning... Read more