Zambia Flag Country Data: ZAMBIA

Demographic Overview

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Population
15.1 million (2015)
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Population Under-Five
2.7 million (2015)
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Live Births
635,000 (per year, 2015)

Child and Maternal Health Overview

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Deaths Under-Five
39,000 (per year, 2015)

Causes of Child and Maternal Mortality in Zambia

Hover over each cause of mortality below to see the Accelerator Behaviors that contribute to mortality reduction globally, listed in alphabetical order. Note that the behaviors are not linked to mortality at the country level.

Neonatal Causes

Age 0 to 30 days

Source: WHO-MCEE Estimates for Child Causes of Death, 2015

Child Causes

Age 1 month to 5 years

Sources: WHO-MCEE Estimates for Child Causes of Death, 2015, Demographic and Health Survey

Maternal Causes


Source: Global Causes of Maternal Death: A WHO Systematic Analysis, 2014

Child Health IconChild Health

Care for Pneumonia

Caregivers seek prompt and appropriate care for children with signs and symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI)

Percentage of children born in the five years preceding the survey with acute respiratory infection taken to a health facility
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Treatment for Diarrhea

Caregivers provide appropriate treatment for children with diarrhea at onset of symptoms

Percentage of children born in the five years preceding the survey with diarrhea in the two weeks preceding the survey who received oral rehydration solution (ORS), that is either fluid from an ORS packet or a pre-packaged ORS fluid
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Immunization IconImmunization

Full Course of Immunizations

Caregivers seek a full course of timely vaccinations for infants and children under 2 years

Percentage of children 12-23 months who had received all 8 basic vaccinations
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Malaria IconMalaria

Insecticide-Treated Net Use

Pregnant women and children sleep under an insecticide-treated net (ITN)

Percentage of pregnant women who slept under an insecticide-treated net (ITN) the night before the survey
Malaria Indicator Survey 2013

Percentage of children under age five who slept under an insecticide-treated net (ITN) the night before the survey
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy

Pregnant women take intermittent preventive treatment of malaria (IPTp) during antenatal care (ANC) visits

Percentage of women age 15-49 with a live birth in the two years preceding the survey who during the pregnancy took 3 or more doses of SP/Fansidar, with at least one dose during an antenatal care visit
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Percentage of women age 15-49 with a live birth in the two years preceding the survey who during the pregnancy took 2 or more doses of SP/Fansidar, with at least one dose during an antenatal care visit
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Care for Malaria

Caregivers seek prompt and appropriate care for symptoms of malaria

Among children under age five with fever in the two weeks preceding the survey, percentage for whom advice or treatment was sought from a health facility or provider
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Maternal Health IconMaternal Health

Antenatal Care

Pregnant women attend a complete course of antenatal care (ANC)

Percentage of women who had a live birth in the three years preceding the survey who had 4+ antenatal care visits
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Delivery in Health Facility

Pregnant women attend a health facility for delivery

Percentage of live births in the three years preceding the survey delivered at a health facility
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Newborn Health IconNewborn Health

Essential Newborn Care

Caregivers provide essential newborn care immediately after birth

Percentage of live births in the three years preceding the survey delivered at a health facility. The proxy indicator is based on the assumption that newborns are more likely to receive the elements of essential newborn care if they are born in a health facility.
The DHS Program Indicator Data API, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program 2013

Care for Newborn Illness

Caregivers seek prompt and appropriate care for signs and symptoms of newborn illness

Percentage of last births in the two years preceding the survey who had their first postnatal checkup in the first two days after birth. The proxy indicator is based on the assumption that caregivers who attend a postnatal checkup within the first two days are more likely to know the danger signs of newborn illness and take action, and are also accessing care during a child's most vulnerable days.
The DHS Program Indicator Data API, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program 2013

Nutrition IconNutrition

Early Initiation of Breastfeeding

Mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour after delivery

Among last-born children born in the two years preceding the survey the percentage who started breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Exclusive Breastfeeding

Mothers breastfeed exclusively for six months after birth

Percentage of youngest children under two years of age living with the mother who are exclusively breastfed from age 0-5 months
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Complementary Feeding

Caregivers feed adequate amounts of nutritious, age-appropriate foods to children from 6 to 24 months of age, while continuing to breastfeed

Percentage of breastfed children age 6-23 months fed four or more food groups and the minimum meal frequency
The DHS Program Indicator Data API, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program 2013

Reproductive Health IconReproductive Health

Adolescent First Birth

Sexually active adolescents use a modern contraceptive method to delay first birth until after age 19

Percentage of sexually active unmarried women age 15-19 currently using any modern method of contraception
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Birth Spacing

After a live birth, women or their partners use a modern contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy for at least 24 months

Percentage of currently married or in union women using family planning for spacing
The DHS Program Indicator Data API, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program 2013

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene IconWater, Sanitation and Hygiene

Handwashing with Soap

Family members wash hands with soap at 4 critical times [after defecation, after changing diapers, before food preparation and before eating]

Among households where place for handwashing was observed, percentage of households with soap and water. Soap includes soap or detergent in bar, liquid, powder or paste form.
Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Safe Disposal of Human Feces

Family members safely dispose of human feces

Percentage of households with improved and non-shared toilet facilities
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation 2013

Safe Drinking Water

Family members drink safe water

Percentage of households whose main source of drinking water is an improved source
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation 2013

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