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 2018

Sexual and reproductive health in emergency preparedness plans

Sexual and reproductive health was integrated into emergency preparedness plans

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Small area estimations

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

Fistula treatment

220 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

29335 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

3575 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Sexual and reproductive health in emergency preparedness plans

Sexual and reproductive health was integrated into emergency preparedness plans

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Small area estimations

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

Fistula treatment

220 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

29335 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

3575 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Zambia 2018 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$7,654,485
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3,842,667 (50%)
GOV $2,737,446 (36%)
NGO $1,074,372 (14%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (9%)
Non-core Resources (91%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$4948
Implemented by:
UNFPA $4948 (100%)
GOV $0 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Non-core Resources (0%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$5471769
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2855974 (52%)
NGO $400743 (7%)
GOV $2215051 (40%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (13%)
Non-core Resources (87%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$2142397
Implemented by:
UNFPA $946373 (44%)
NGO $673629 (31%)
GOV $522395 (24%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$35373
Implemented by:
UNFPA $35373 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$582,548
Implemented by:
UNFPA $229,319 (39%)
NGO $343,398 (59%)
GOV $9,831 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (4%)
Non-core Resources (96%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$582548
Implemented by:
UNFPA $229319 (39%)
NGO $343398 (59%)
GOV $9831 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (4%)
Non-core Resources (96%)
Analysis on population dynamics
Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$1,030,397
Implemented by:
UNFPA $836,820 (81%)
GOV $193,577 (19%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Non-core Resources (-0%)
National population data system
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
Total Spending:
$799851
Implemented by:
UNFPA $606274 (76%)
GOV $193577 (24%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Non-core Resources (0%)
Population dynamics
Increased availability of evidence through cutting-edge in-depth analysis on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and their linkages to povert
Total Spending:
$230547
Implemented by:
UNFPA $230547 (100%)
GOV $0 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Non-core Resources (0%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Zambia Country Programme Document

Cycle:
2016
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2020
Cycle:
2011
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2015
Cycle:
2007
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2010

UNFPA Zambia United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2011
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2015

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UNFPA Zambia Country Programme Action Plan

Cycle:
2011
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2015

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Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Zambia

Issue date: 29 February 2016

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Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

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