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  • 27 May 2013
    UNDP Hands-over Three Trucks to MSL to Bolster Delivery of Medical Supplies Throughout Zambia

    Medical Stores Limited (MSL) got a major boost to its supply chain management when it received three trucks worth more than US$427,000 from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The 15-tonne Hino trucks which were procured through the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Round 8 HIV grant are meant to strengthen the delivery of medicines and medical supplies to health facilities throughout Zambia.

  • 21 May 2013
    Campaign to End Early Marriages - Pathway to Reducing Maternal Mortality

    The Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs (MoCTA), with the support of several government ministries, the United Nations and Cooperating Partners, has embarked on a nationwide campaign to end early marriages in Zambia. The First Lady, Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata officially launched the campaign with a call to end the practice which is robbing young people, especially girls of an opportunity to excel in life.

  • 07 May 2013
    New Report Shows Encouraging Progress towards Realization of some MDG targets in Zambia

  • 02 May 2013
    Forests the Key to Wealth and Job Creation for Zambia

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia held its first national dialogue on climate change and sustainable development this week. The high-level event provided a platform for government Ministers and officials, the private sector, the civil society, the media, the youth, Cooperating Partners and the United Nations to exchange ideas on how to move Zambia towards a more sustainable development path in the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in June 2012.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    World Malaria Day: UNDP welcomes renewed push to fight deadly disease

    Tremendous progress to eliminate malaria has been made over the past decade, including a global reduction in malaria deaths of more than 25 percent, yet per year the disease still infects 219 million people and causes 660,000 deaths. In addition to its direct impact on the health of millions worldwide, malaria also has an indirect impact on economies and development in general

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Malaria prevalence has reduced, but three children continue to die of malaria every day in Zambia

    The 2013 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report for Zambia, which will be launched on 7 May, brings out significant progress made, as well as needed areas for acceleration of gains. One of these critical issues is malaria. Three children die of Malaria in Zambia every day. These are preventable deaths.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    UNDP Supports Cross Border Initiative to Roll Back Malaria along the Zambezi River

    Livingstone - Zambia commemorated World Malaria Day on May 25th with the launch of the Zambia Zimbabwe cross border malaria initiative which seeks to harmonise policies and jointly coordinate malaria control interventions between the two countries. The initiativewas launched under the theme“Investing in the Future to Defeat Malaria.” Zambia and Zimbabwe share the Zambezi River, a long water body which forms the border between the two countries.

  • 21 Mar 2013
    “Rise of South” potential for accelerating progress for future generation, says 2013 Human Development Report

    The UNDP 2013 Human Development Report, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World”, was launched today in Zambia by the Vice President, His Honour Dr. Guy Scott. The new report places Zambia 163rd out of 187 countries on the HD ranking.

  • 11 Aug 2012
    Zambia and the United Nations System Sign US$ 20 million Development Programme

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia and UNDP today signed two agreements of ZMK 100 billion (US$ 20miilion) towards the implementation of programmes to mitigate against gender based violence and the promotion of human rights, dignity of individual citizens and inclusive governance.