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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

9 July 2019

UNFPA Director Technical Division meets First Lady of the Republic of Zambia

Lusaka, 9 July 2019 – First Lady of the Republic of Zambia, Madam Esther Lungu, today, received a courtesy call from the UNFPA Director Technical Division, Dr. Benoit Kalasa. Dr. Kalasa was... Read more

30 June 2019

Towards improving quality of care for women and young people

Ensuring quality of care is a critical element for enhancing health outcomes for women and adolescents. Although more and more women are accessing health services, several studies, including national... Read more

30 June 2019

More than just a "surgical repair": fulfilling the promise of ICPD for women in rural Zambia

Mkushi, Central Province: Pregnancy and childbirth should be among the happiest moments in a woman’s life. Sadly, this is not the case for thousands of women in Zambia, where an estimated 33,400... Read more

24 June 2019

Parliamentarians from 9 African and European Countries Reaffirm Commitment to ICPD Agenda

Monday 24 June 2019: The Speaker of the National Assembly in Zambia, Hon. Patrick Matibini has officially launched the Parliamentarians dialogue and study tour on universal health coverage, health... Read more

14 June 2019

I was a child bride...but today, I am a University Graduate!

During a high level event to commemorate 25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), UNFPA’s 50th Anniversary and Launch of the State of World Population Report... Read more

6 June 2019

Zambia: Accelerating the Promise of ICPD

LUSAKA, 6 June 2019: As part of in-country engagements to commemorate 25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD); UNFPA’s 50th anniversary; and launch of the 2019... Read more

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

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference... Read more