Briefing by EU on support to health sector in Zambia,

By United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Media Advisory

What: Briefing by European Union on support to health sector in Zambia through the MDGi programme

When: 4 May 2016

Time: 13:00hrs (lunch followed by briefing)

Where: Mulungushi Conference Centre, Room 2 Old Wing.

Why: The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), the European Union (EU), and the United Nations (UN) are supporting the implementation of an ambitious programme: the “Millennium Development Goal Initiative (MDGi) -- Accelerating Progress towards Maternal, Neonatal and Child Morbidity and Mortality Reduction in Zambia.” This programme will be implemented over a 48-month period and aims at improving the availability and quality of health and nutrition services in 11 districts in Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces, covering over 30% of the Zambian population. The total budget of the programme is Euro 48 million (more than 400 million Kwacha) and it is solely funded by the EU.