UNFPA Zambia

Zambia has made notable progress in improving maternal health in the last decade. However, progress is insufficient to achieve the target for the maternal health Millennium Development Goal. With a low contraceptive prevalence rate and limited skilled birth attendance, there remains a critical need to accelerate the implementation of high impact maternal health interventions. UNFPA supports programmes for family planning, emergency obstetric and neonatal care, midwifery, HIV prevention, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health at national and subnational levels.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Zambia View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Zambia in 2018 View more

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Fistula treatment

625 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

130 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

62170 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

62 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

10597 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

539 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Fistula treatment

625 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

130 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

62170 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

62 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

10597 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

539 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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