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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

7 January 2020

Community-driven actions to end child marriage: the critical role of traditional leaders

Katete District, Eastern Province - Katete District in Zambia’s Eastern Province is among 5 Districts with the highest child marriage prevalence rates in Zambia, currently standing at 39% [ZDHS sub-... 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

26 November 2019

Safeguarding the health and right of women affected by obstetric fistula in humanitarian settings

MANTAPALA REFUGEE SETTLEMENT: Pregnancy and childbirth should be among the happiest moments in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many marginalized women in Zambia. Obstetric... Read more

14 November 2019

25 Years On: Zambia's Road to Fulfilling the Promise of ICPD

The Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD 25) was officially opened on 12 November 2019, with a call to accelerate the promise that was made in 1994 in... Read more