EU hands over maternity ward and equipment at Chilanga Health Centre, 6 May

By United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)


· Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Peter Mwaba

· EU Ambassador to Zambia, H.E. Allesandro Mariani

· UNICEF Zambia Country Representative, Dr. Hamid El-Bashir Ibrahim

· 12 Ambassadors from EU member states

What: The EU will hand over a refurbished maternity ward and equipment at Chilanga Health Centre. Government officials and ambassadors will observe achievements of the Millennium Development Goal Initiative (MDGi) and interact with community volunteers and health workers in Chilanga district.

When: Friday 6 May 2016

Time: 14:00 — 15:00 (Transport leaves MICA hardware, Arcades at 12:00. Contact Mark Maseko on 0974 775526 if you need transport)

Where: Chilanga Health Centre, Chilanga.

Note: 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. This programme aims to improve access to quality maternal, child health and nutrition services as well as services for adolescents and young people. The programme is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH), World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).