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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

11 October 2019

Inclusion in Sport: Young People With Disabilities Participate in the 2019 UN All Africa Games

Lusaka, Zambia: More than 100 children and young people with disabilities put on their running shoes and ran alongside United Nations staff from over 14 African Countries, during the official opening... Read more

1 October 2019

"Young, Smart, Safe - HIV Free Campaign Launched

Lusaka, Zambia: First Lady of the Republic of Zambia Mrs Esther Lungu has launched the #YoungSmartSafe #HIVfree campaign in Lusaka, which she has described as a key initiative towards ending HIV as a... Read more

11 September 2019

Persons with disabilities call for better reproductive health services

Lusaka, Zambia – Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in Zambia have called for more engagement and better access to sexual and reproductive health services. Speaking at a stakeholder dialogue meeting... Read more

11 July 2019
Press Release

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether, when and how often to become pregnant. That right was... Read more