UNESCO funds anti-doping in Zambia

Zambia has received over K616, 000 from the UNESCO Fund for Elimination of Doping in Sport to carry out an anti-doping project in the country.

This follows the country’s success in developing a project proposal which was approved by the UNESCO Fund.

Under the project, capacity will be built in 27 National Sports Federations in the implementation of anti-doping National Rules which were approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2021.

Ministry of Youth, Sport and Arts Permanent Secretary Kangwa Chileshe said key personnel from strategic line Ministries and institutions are expected to draft anti-doping legislation to form an independent National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO).

He has thanked UNESCO for showing confidence in Zambia’s capacity to successfully undertake and implement the anti-doping project.