MDGi project newsletters (2016-2019)

Read the newsletters charting progress on implementing of the MDGi project in Zambia

Proud mother to be smiles at the camera during her antenatal visit


The Millennium Development Goal initiative (MDGi), supported by the European Union, aims to accelerate the reduction of maternal, neonatal and child mortality in Zambia. The programme has been developed to build on the efforts of the Zambian Government to strengthen the health system in order to improve overall health and nutrition situation for women and children and is backed by an investment of Euro 49.5 million (582 million kwacha). It is implemented by the Ministry of Health with technical support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Agency (UNFPA). The programme covers Ndola, Luanshya, Kitwe, Mufulira, Chingola and Masaiti districts on the Copperbelt Province whilst Lusaka Province districts include: Kafue, Chilanga, Chongwe, Rufunsa and Lusaka.

Throughout the course of the project (2013-2019), newsletters were produced highlighting progress and remaining work on the programme. Please visit the drop down menu on the right to access these different newsletters.


Precious Mumbi Habeenzu - UNICEF

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In Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces, a total of 52 health facilities (30 in Copperbelt and 22 in Lusaka) have been supported with refurbishment or construction of maternal and child health wings as part of increasing availability of a continuum of maternal, neonatal and child health services.