Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health - Zambia 2010 and 2012 commitments

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Date of commitment: 
September 2010
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Commitment

In 2010 Zambia committed to: increase national budgetary expenditure on health from 11% to 15% by 2015 with a focus on women and children’s health; and to strengthen access to family planning - increasing contraceptive prevalence from 33% to 58% in order to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions, especially among adolescent girls. Zambia also committed to scale-up implementation of integrated community case management of common diseases for women and children, to bring health services closer to families and communities to ensure prompt care and treatment.
At the 2012 London Family Planning Summit Zambia pledged to double its budgetary allocation to family planning commodities, striving to eliminate the unmet need for family planning and improve universal coverage through an expanded method mix and increased access, particularly to the underserved population. It committed to address policy barriers to allow task shifting to community health assistants and trained community based distributors to increase access to the underserved communities. Led by the Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health, the government also committed to initiate new dialogue with religious and traditional leaders at local level to generate demand, dispel the myths and ‘open up the dialogue’ on family planning.

Target

See above.

Progress

Information not available.

Gap

Information not available.

Additionality

It is not clear how these commitments relate to other commitments to child and maternal health.