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5 May 2018
Press Release

Midwives Leading the Way with Quality Care in Rural Zambia

As a midwife, I know I have been trained to provide quality care to as many women, adolescents, children and new-born babies as possible in the communities. I work in a remote and poor area, and I... Read more

31 March 2018

Safe Births Even Here! Zambia’s Kenani and Mantapala Refugee Camps

Nowhere is the risk of dying during childbirth greater than in humanitarian crisis settings. Current data estimates 1 in every 2 (60%) of maternal deaths occur in countries affected by humanitarian... Read more

19 March 2018

ICPD@25 - placing human rights at the heart of Zambia’s development

Globally, it is acknowledged that securing human rights for all, especially for women and adolescent girls, is central towards achieving sustainable development. If one were to trace the origins of... Read more

8 March 2018

Protecting Reproductive Rights of Rural Women: a Pathway to a More Equal World

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018   The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of... Read more

8 March 2018

Laying the foundation for the next generation of empowered Zambian women through safe spaces

In many developing countries, girls’ safe spaces have emerged as a key strategy for the protection and empowerment of adolescent girls. In Zambia, over 550 safe spaces have been established through... Read more

7 March 2018

Zambia Launches "Integrated Health Situation Room"

A new tool to track progress and identify gaps in health programming in Zambia has been launched. The Zambia "Integrated Health Situation Room" centralizes data for HIV, tuberculosis, maternal and... Read more

22 February 2018

U.S Congressional staff visit UNFPA supported safe space in Zambia

As part of a five-day Learning Tour for U.S. Congressional Staff, organized by CARE USA and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a bipartisan delegation of U.S. Congressional staffers... Read more

6 February 2018

A race against trends

Joint Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem and UNICEF Executive Director  Ms. Henrietta H. Fore  On The Occasion of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital... Read more

5 February 2018

A new step towards #Census2020 with GRID³ approach

From 4 to7 February 2018, Zambia hosted an Information and Exploratory Meeting on the “Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development” (GRID³) initiative. GRID3 is a multi-country... Read more

14 December 2017

Government, Ecobank, UNFPA Collaborate to #InvestInGirls

"I want to become a neurosurgeon, specialized in the nervous system. I have been inspired by Ben Carson...and the fact that it really hurts me to see a lot of people die from complications related to... Read more