Zambia

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  • 100YES

    A Promise Renewed Signatory Country

  • 100YES

    A Promise Renewed Launch Country

Demographics

  • 16211767

    Total population (2015)

  • 2850804

    Population aged under-5 (2015)

  • 644972

    Number of births/year (2015)

Under-5 mortality

  • 64

    Under-five mortality rate (deaths per 1000 live births) (2015)

  • 33

    Under-5 mortality rank (in descending order of under-5 mortality rate)

  • 66%

    Under-5 mortality reduction 1990-2015 (%)

  • 39000

    Under-5 deaths/year (2015)

Newborn mortality

  • 21

    Newborn mortality rate (deaths per 1000 births) (2015)

  • 50

    Newborn mortality rank

  • 41%

    Percentage newborn mortality reduction 1990-2015 (%)

  • 13000

    Newborn deaths/year (2015)

Maternal mortality

  • 280

    Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births) (2013)

  • 59

    Lifetime risk of maternal death (1 in ?)

  • 51%

    Maternal mortality reduction 1990-2013 (%)

  • 1800

    Number of maternal deaths (2013)

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Recent Updates

  • Zambian Civil Society Launches Alliance to End Maternal and Child Deaths

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    LUSAKA, Zambia (By Mark Maseko/UNICEF) – A coalition of Zambian civil society organizations has launched an alliance aimed at helping to reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths. In Zambia, one out of 22 children die before reaching the age of one and one in every 13 children does not survive their fifth birthday. The maternal […]