LUSAKA, The Swedish government has given Zambian 48 million US dollars in funding support for the health sector.

The funds will be used to improve reproductive, maternal, neo-natal, child health and nutrition, says Swedish Ambassador to Zambia Henrick Cederin.

The Swedish government is now confident that Zambia has put in place measures to control mismanagement of funds, he adds.

Cederin reiterated his government’s commitment to reviving its collaboration with Zambia, especially in the health sector when speaking at the launch of the programme here Thursday.

The programme will be implemented in Eastern and Southern Provinces over a period of five years.

Zambian Health Minister Joseph Kasonde said Zambia was proud of the achievements the country had recorded in maternal, newborn and child health.

However, a great deal remains to be done in terms of improving access to quality health services to vulnerable groups such as women and children, he added.

Source: ZNBC