Evidence on how to scale up demand-side maternal and newborn health interventions in Zambia

In order to translate global commitments of ensuring access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services for every woman and every girl into practical, affordable and sustainable interventions, policy makers and implementers need to be able to draw on solid evidence of what does and does not work. The More Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services… Read more

Engaging with teachers’ knowledge: promoting inclusion in Zambian schools

Current efforts to ensure that every child completes a full cycle of primary education are hampered by chronic poverty and prolonged conflict in the South. It is estimated that 75 million children of primary age are out of school and that one‐third are disabled. This paper contrasts the exclusionary impact of the global digital and… Read more

Nutrition Audit of DFID Zambia Programmes

This report presents the findings from the Nutrition Audit undertaken by MQSUN from June-July 2012 for the Department for International Development (DFID) Zambia. The objectives for the audit were to:  Assess and identify the extent to which DFID Zambia’s current activities and programmes already make a contribution to reduce under-nutrition in Zambia (policy and operations)… Read more

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate Increases

Based on UN MDG data for married women, countries that achieved a 3% or 5% increase in a year or a similar average over more years include The Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.  Statistics from other sources include increases shown in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Afghanistan. The report includes a table with current contraceptive use… Read more