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.

Updates and Stories

Workshops held at The National Cultural Festival in Mozambique

20 octobre, 2014   |   Blog, Nouvelles, Notre Voix,

Every two years, the Ministry of Culture organizes the National Cultural Festival in the province of Inhambane in Mozambique. The festival hosts domestic and international artists, cultural agents, and practitioners for a weeklong celebration of dive...

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L’education joue un role cle pour mettre fin aux grossesses chez les adolescentes en Afrique Orientale et Australe

6 novembre, 2014   |   Blog, Notre Voix,

Chaque fille a le droit de compléter une éducation de qualité. Cependant, la réalité est que beaucoup n'arrivent pas jusqu'à la fin de leur études. La grossesse des adolescentes est une cause importante de l'augmentation de l'abandon scolaire,...

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Prendre position sur la Journée Mondiale du SIDA

1 décembre, 2014   |   Blog, Notre Voix

Aujourd'hui est un jour marqué par la Journée Mondiale du Sida. Chaque année, le 1er Décembre est consacré à la sensibilisation à la pandémie du sida causée par la propagation de l'infection au VIH. Selon l'UNICEF, il y avait 2,1 millions...

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