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7 June 2022
A peer educator at Kapiri Mposhi district hospital, demonstrating condom use to young people.

Creating positive spaces for young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights

In a classroom filled with eager young learners, a teacher dutifully writes on the chalkboard in preparation for her lesson on pregnancy as part of... 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

31 March 2022
Zambian Vice President, former UN Resident Coordinator, Ambassadors and UN Representatives at the launch of the AWLN in Zambia

Zambia Launches African Women Leaders Network

"The future is better when women are present at every table where decisions are made" - This was a key message at the launch of the African... 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

8 October 2021

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