The Zambia Prevention of Unsafe Abortions Project

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ZAGO workshop

ZAGO on September 10 held a successful workshop to share knowledge with members of the judiciary, Zambia Correctional Services, Police, and health workers on Zambia’s legal framework on.

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For the past couple of years, ZAGO has placed premium on working, partnering, strengthen collaboration and engagement with youths in most of the advocacy work on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). It is said that only those with a clear and precise determination to serve society employ strategic engagement efforts in youth-serving systems in order to derive the much needed authentic benefits. As always, the training workshop for youths on the legal framework on termination of pregnancy and Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) in the tourist capital, Livingstone, proved once more that youths have the power to change what seems impossible. ZAGO will therefore continue to collaborate with young people and youth-led organisations for we truly believe that young people are the change agents in the fight against unsafe abortion which is among top five major causes of maternal mortality. We are determined not to leave any youth behind in our resolve to reducing countrywide unsafe abortions through advocacy work.

ZAGO workshop

Great thanks to everyone for finding time to attend the 17th Zambia Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians [ZAGO] Annual General Meeting & Scientific Congress under the theme: “Ending Preventable Maternal and Perinatal deaths by 2030: How do we effectively implement known strategies?” This Congress came at the right time and offered us an opportunity to critically look at interventions that will lead to accelerated reduction of both maternal and perinatal deaths. Together, we can win the battle against Maternal and Newborn deaths by 2030.

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About ZAGO

Zambia Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians (ZAGO)

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The Zambia Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians [ZAGO] is a professional body that represents doctors specialized in maternal and newborn health. ZAGO was established in 2006 to advocate for the provision of high quality sexual reproductive health services for women, adolescents and the youth. Since its inception, ZAGO has been advocating countrywide for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The organization is governed by an elected executive comprising the President, Vice President, Secretary General, Treasurer, and Committee Members with constitutional mandate of tenure of office for three years, subject to re-election by the general membership. Further, ZAGO has subcommittees namely, Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR), Grant Writing and Fundraising, Research, and Continuing Medical Education (CME). The organisation’s major focus areas include but not limited to Maternal and Perinatal health, Safe Abortion care, Family Planning and Contraception, Sexual Health, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Fertility Healthcare, Prevention of Mother to Child Disease Transmission, and Research Capacity Development. ZAGO works with various partners, both local and international among them, the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, UNFPA, JHPIEGO, IPAS MSI, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), among others; while at the local level, ZAGO works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of General Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Zambia Medical Association (ZMA), Midwives Association of Zambia (MAZ), Paediatrics Association of Zambia (PAZ), Legislators, Youth Organizations, Faith-based Organizations, Traditional leaders, and Media Houses.

  • 1. Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • 2. Research
  • 3. Advocacy
  • 4. Policy influence
AGO envisions a Zambia where all women and adolescent girls attain the highest standards of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Therefore, we have over the years collaborated with international organisations including:
  • 1. The World Bank
  • 2. The World Bank
  • 3. International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
  • 4. Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • 5. John Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynaecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO)
  • 6. IPAS
  • 7. Marie Stopes International
At local level, ZAGO has collaborations with various stakeholders including:
  • 1. Zambia Medical Association (ZMA)
  • 2. Midwives Association of Zambia (MAZ)
  • 3. Paediatrics Association of Zambia (PAZ)
  • 4. Ministry of Health
  • 5. Ministry of Higher Education
  • 6. Faith-based Organizations
  • 7. Traditional Leaders
  • 8. Parliamentarians
  • 9. Media Houses
  • 10. Youth Groups
Zago President

Dr Swebby Macha

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Advocating countrywide

Zambia Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians

Out of the Shadows: Saving Women’s Lives From Unsafe Abortion

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