Zambia Barometer 2013: Chapter 6 Health

Date: November 25, 2013
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Key points

  • The SGDI for health is 59%, a seven percentage point increase from 2012 (52%). The country ranks ninth out of the 15 SADC countries.
  • The overall citizen’s rating of the sector, based on citizen’s perceptions improved from 62% in 2012 to 73% in 2013.
  • Zambia has a campaign that involves men in family planning.
  • The Patriotic Front (PF) Government, Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP) and Ministry of Health (MoH) policy prioritises access to quality health care for all.
  • Maternal mortality has gone down, from 630/100,000 live births to 440/100,000 live births.
  • Percentage of births attended by skilled personnel increased to 57% and only 40% of the sexually active population use contraception and only 48% population have access to adequate sanitation facilities.

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