Kaseba calls for closer UNICEF, Zambia ties

Dr-Kaseba-New-York May 2013

ZAMBIA and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) should sustain a good working relationship and ensure various health challenges are tackled, First Lady Christine Kaseba has said.
Dr Kaseba said there was need for standardised implementation and monitoring of health care to ensure uniformity.
She said this when she held private talks with the UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake on Monday this week in New York.
The meeting focused mainly on improvement of health care delivery in Zambia.
Dr Kaseba is in New York as one of the key speakers at the GBC Health 2013 Conference, which started yesterday and will end tomorrow.
First secretary for Press and public relations at the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the UN, Chibaula Silwamba said this in a statement yesterday.
The First Lady called on UNICEF to assist Zambia improve neo-natal care, sanitation and provision of clean water at health institutions.
Mr Lake commended Dr Kaseba for her role on children’s issues.
Meanwhile, UNICEF deputy executive director for programmes Geeta Gupta said the UN agency had formulated a scorecard for monitoring policy implementation.
Zambia’s Ambassador to the UN Mwaba Kasese-Bota emphasised the need for formulation of the standards of health care services, which are applicable to all countries.
Dr Kaseba was accompanied by Dr Kasese-Bota and counsellor for political and administration at the Zambian Mission to the UN, Gertrude Mwape while Mr Lake was accompanied by Ms Gupta and Deborah Dishman.