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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.

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Key results of Zambia in 2021 View more
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Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities
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Youth participation in policy and programmes

Mechanisms were in place for young people's participation in policy, programming, and peacebuilding processes
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Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights
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Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out
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Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place
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Fistula treatment

105
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA
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Minimum Initial Services Package

25
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
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Life skills programmes for girls

11,851
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

11
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

6,108
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

13
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Key humanitarian results 2020

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

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Programme Activities

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    Zambia 2021 Programme Activities data

    Utilization of sexual and reproductive health services
    Every woman, adolescent and youth everywhere, especially those furthest behind, has utilized integrated sexual and reproductive health services and exercised reproductive rights, free of coercion, discrimination and violence
    Total Spending:
    $7,499,027
    Implemented by:
    NGO $1,647,490 (22%)
    UNFPA $4,784,426 (64%)
    GOV $1,045,697 (14%)
    UN $21,413 (0%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (9%)
    Non-core Resources (91%)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Strengthened capacities to provide high-quality, integrated information and services for family planning, comprehensive maternal health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, as well as information and services that are responsive to emergencies and fragile contexts
    Total Spending:
    $7,105,283
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $4,647,925 (65%)
    UN $21,413 (0%)
    NGO $1,544,735 (22%)
    GOV $891,210 (13%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (9)
    Non-core Resources (91)
    Health workforce capacity
    Strengthened capacities of the health workforce, especially those of midwives, in health management and clinical skills for high-quality and integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $72,577
    Implemented by:
    GOV $72,577 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities
    Strengthened capacities to effectively forecast, procure, distribute and track the delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities, ensuring resilient supply chains
    Total Spending:
    $243,170
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $130,833 (54%)
    NGO $30,426 (13%)
    GOV $81,911 (34%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Sexual and reproductive health polices for those furthest behind
    Enhanced capacities to develop and implement policies, including financial protection mechanisms, that prioritize access to information and services for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for those furthest behind, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $96
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $96 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Improved domestic accountability mechanisms for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights through the involvement of communities and health-system stakeholders at all levels
    Total Spending:
    $77,900
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $5,572 (7%)
    NGO $72,329 (93%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Empowerment of young people
    Every adolescent and youth, in particular adolescent girls, is empowered to have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, in all contexts
    Total Spending:
    $1,073,550
    Implemented by:
    NGO $770,663 (72%)
    UNFPA $130,368 (12%)
    GOV $172,519 (16%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (3%)
    Non-core Resources (97%)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Young people, in particular adolescent girls, have the skills and capabilities to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $1,026,981
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $128,609 (13%)
    NGO $770,663 (75%)
    GOV $127,709 (12%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $44,810
    Implemented by:
    GOV $44,810 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (79)
    Non-core Resources (21)
    Adolescents and youth policies
    Policies and programmes in relevant sectors tackle the determinants of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health, development and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $1,760
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,760 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
    Gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls, and reproductive rights are advanced in development and humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $187,253
    Implemented by:
    GOV $106,681 (57%)
    UNFPA $80,572 (43%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100%)
    Prevention and addressing of gender-based violence
    Increased multisectoral capacity to prevent and address gender-based violence using a continuum approach in all contexts, with a focus on advocacy, data, health and health systems, psychosocial support and coordination
    Total Spending:
    $88,368
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $79,582 (90%)
    GOV $8,786 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Gender and sociocultural norms
    Strengthened civil society and community mobilization to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms affecting women and girls
    Total Spending:
    $20,723
    Implemented by:
    GOV $20,723 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Elimination of harmful practices
    Strengthened response to eliminate harmful practices, including child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and son preference
    Total Spending:
    $78,161
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $990 (1%)
    GOV $77,172 (99%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
    Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
    Total Spending:
    $333
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $333 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (604%)
    Non-core Resources (-504%)
    Optimized management of resources
    Optimized management of resources
    Total Spending:
    $2,011
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2,011 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    United Nations coordination and coherence
    Increased contribution to United Nations system-wide results, coordination and coherence
    Total Spending:
    $-1,678
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $-1,678 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Population and development
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $1,310,013
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,131,831 (86%)
    GOV $110,768 (8%)
    NGO $67,414 (5%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (92%)
    Non-core Resources (8%)
    Population data systems
    Improved national population data systems to map and address inequalities; to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; and to strengthen interventions in humanitarian crises
    Total Spending:
    $1,310,013
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,131,831 (86%)
    NGO $67,414 (5%)
    GOV $110,768 (8%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (92)
    Non-core Resources (8)

    Programme Documentation

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    CPE Zambia [2021] (DP/FPA/2020/10)
    Cycle: 2021-2022
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    CPD Zambia [2011-2015] (DP/FPA/DCP/ZMB/7)
    Cycle: 2011-2015
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    UNDAF Zambia [2011-2015]
    Cycle: 2011-2015
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    CPAP Zambia [2011-2015]
    Cycle: 2011-2015
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    CPD Zambia [2016-2020] (DP/FPA/CPD/ZMB/8)
    Cycle: 2016-2020
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    CPD Zambia [2007-2010] (DP/FPA/CPD/ZMB/6)
    Cycle: 2007-2010
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