MDGi Zambia Impact Briefs

Read the impact briefs highlighting the five expected and achieved MDGi results

A boy smiles during growth monitoring at a clinic in Lusaka, Zambia


The European Union supported Millennium Development Goal initiative (MDGi) aimed and successfully managed to accelerate the reduction of maternal, neonatal and child mortality in Zambia. Backed by an investment of Euro 49.5 million (582 million kwacha), the 2013-2019 programme was implemented by the Ministry of Health with technical support from UNICEF and the United Nations Population Agency (UNFPA) covering 10 districts spread between Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces of Zambia. 

The visually attractive impact briefs shared here highlight a significant reduction from 15 to zero per cent of maternal mortality in health facilities supported by MDGi as well as more births successfully conducted by midwives with even more pregnant women accessing antenatal care. This story would not be complete without mention of fewer babies dying at birth all thanks to the MDGi programme.

Additionally, a drop in teenage pregnancies and increased access to health advise through the 52 youth friendly spaces installed across all MDGi facilities are achievements and results worth reading as illustrated in the five impact briefs dubbed achievements of the MDGi programme.

Infant and Young Child Feeding Volunteers happily display food during a cooking demonstration in Namwala, Zambia
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