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4 June 2019

Spouses of traditional leaders commit to safeguarding SRHR of women and girls

Lusaka, Zambia: Recognizing the leadership role of traditional leaders’ spouses; and in line with national efforts aimed at securing the health and wellbeing of adolescent girls, over 30 spouses of... Read more

24 May 2019

People-centered development is critical for Africa's future to ensure the Africa We Want

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more

17 April 2019
Press Release

Towards ending preventable maternal deaths in Zambia: ICPD@25 and UNFPA@50 high-level visit to George clinic

The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which invigorated how the world thinks about population, development and reproductive... Read more

26 March 2019

Using Data to Inform Inclusive National Development

In line with Zambia’s Vision 2030 and the 7th National Development Plan, the Government of Zambia has continued to prioritize key actions towards sustainable development, a process which has... Read more

20 March 2019

“Safe Space” in My School Inspired Me to Claim My Rights: A Story from Rural Zambia

Chipasha’s Story Chipasha, a 25-year-old young mother and former child bride from Kaoma – a rural district in Western Zambia - shares how life skills taught through a “safe space” within her school... Read more

8 March 2019

Women and innovation: a blueprint for rights and choices

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019  ... Read more

1 March 2019

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

25 February 2019

Youth Voices: Securing the future of women in Africa by standing with girls today

"It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that wherever you are, you empower girls to speak out. Girls have to demand a space for their voices to be heard. Therefore, we urge African Governments to... Read more

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