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31 December 2018

Connecting mothers-to-be with health services in humanitarian settings

Mantapala Refugee Settlement, Nchelenge District: – Ruth* recently settled into her new home located in Mantapala Refugee Settlement of Nchelenge District, after fleeing the Democratic Republic of... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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,... Read more

26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend - State of World Population 2018 launch in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more

18 October 2018

The Power of Choice: Launch of 2018 State of World Population Report in Zambia

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in Zambia is pleased to announce the official launch of the State of World Population 2018 report entitled “The Power of Choice: Reproductive Rights and the... Read more

17 October 2018
Press Release

The State of World Population 2018

The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development, new UNFPA report shows   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 October 2018--The global trend... Read more

12 October 2018

Leveraging Partnerships for Effective and Efficient Programme Delivery in Luapula and North-Western Provinces

In line with UNFPA’s Global Strategic Plan (2018-2021), Zambia is categorized in the “red” quadrant, requiring UNFPA’s full package of operational engagement, including: Advocacy and policy dialogue... Read more

5 October 2018

Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more

19 August 2018

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on  World Humanitarian Day 2018   Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet... Read more