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5 October 2018

Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more

19 August 2018

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on  World Humanitarian Day 2018   Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet... Read more

19 July 2018

UNFPA Hands-over Field and Office Supplies to Support the 2018 ZDHS Undertaking in Zambia.

Lusaka, Zambia: As part of its support towards increasing the availability and use of data for national development, UNFPA was pleased to hand-over various field and office supplies and equipment to... Read more

16 July 2018

Ensuring Universal Access to Family Planning: a Health, Development and Human Rights Issue!

Chongwe District, Lusaka Province: Equated to access to clean drinking water, adequate sanitation and a minimum standard of health care, access to family planning is a human right. It is the means... Read more

11 July 2018
Press Release

Family Planning is a Human Right

Statement by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund  2018 World Population Day 11 July 2018     Today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in Zambia joins the Government and people of the... Read more

28 May 2018

Celebrating Menstruation, from Menarche to Menopause

On the occasion of the First Regional Menstrual Health Management Symposium on 28-29 May in Johannesburg, South Africa Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund, East... Read more

23 May 2018
Press Release

Can Childbirth be Harmful? Obstetric Fistula from a Survivors’ Lens!

Today, as the world commemorates the 2018 International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal care grab our attention once again. Should we actually only focus on these... Read more

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