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, by age group, per cent
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    Population aged 0-14
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    Population aged 15-64
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    Population aged 65+

Sexual and reproductive health

Births attended by skilled health personnel, per cent, 2014-2019
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    Births attended by skilled health personnel

Family Planning

Proportion of demand satisfied with modern methods, women aged 15-49, per cent, 2022
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    Modern method  

Education

Total net enrolment rate, percent

Gender, Rights, and Human Capital

Harmful Practices

Key results of Zambia in 2020 View more
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Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards
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Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied
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Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans
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Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning
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Fistula treatment

1,133
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA
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Minimum Initial Services Package

315
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
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Life skills programmes for girls

100,780
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

99
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Child, early and forced marriage

23,542
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Community declarations on harmful practices

956
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
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Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

32,875
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
2020 Humanitarian results achieved for Mozambique View more
14,839
Number of dignity kits distributed
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UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
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Adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
18
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth)
11,734
Affected population reached with Family Planning services
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Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Service Package for reproductive health
People reached with Dignity Kits in 1 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
Mozambique 47111
Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
Mozambique 14803
People reached with adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, supplies and information in 0 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth) in 1 countries
Appeal Country Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth
Mozambique 18
Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA in 1 countries
Appeal Country Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA
Mozambique 4
Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package in 0 countries
Appeal Country Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package
Demographic Dividend: Zambia View more

Population Pyramid

females
males
Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018 Note: Years 2017 to 2100 are projected data.
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision

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