Zambia

OVERVIEW

EDUCATION

Youth literacy rates are up to 74.4% across the country and attendance in primary school is high. However, not many students complete secondary school. Formal schooling offers the nation’s primary approach to comprehensive sexuality education.

Teaching strategies include peer education, school clubs, young people-friendly corners, media, Edu-sports and theatrical events.

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Sexual and reproductive health policies have been prioritizing maternal and child health over the years through programs such as « Safe Motherhood.” Policies also prioritize adolescent health and development, increasing prevention of STIs, HIV and AIDS.

Among women and girls age 15-24, HIV prevalence is double as compared to their male counterparts. However, young men report having higher levels of HIV and AIDS knowledge and a higher use of condoms.

GENDER AND CONTEXTUAL ISSUES

Young people centers have been used as an access point for providing health services and family planning to young people. However, they have not been very effective, with many reporting a shortage of health workers.

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