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5 May 2015

International Day of the Midwife

15 May 2015

International Day of Families

23 May 2015

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

25 May 2015

Africa Day

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Nigeria: UNFPA provides immediate support to women and girls rescued from Boko Haram

2 May 2015. Over 400 women and children held by Boko Haram armed group were reported to have been rescued by the Nigerian army at the end of April. UNFPA country office in Nigeria quickly moved to provide immediate support to the freed women and girls in Borno and Adamawa States - in the North-Eastern - and is strengthening services in anticipation of additional freed hostages as the military steps up its offensive against the insurgents.   more

Benin: UNFPA supports the improvement of family planning services

On 8 April, UNFPA donated to the Ministry of Health of Benin a batch of equipment and medicines worth more than 883 million CFA (equivalent USD 1,500,000) in order to improve the technical equipment of health facilities providing emergency obstetric and neonatal care. more

African Ministers and partners underscored need for immediate action to harness the Demographic Dividend for the African Union Agenda 2063

Addis Ababa, 29 March 2015: Ministers from Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, and South Africa who spoke at the half-day High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Harnessing the Demographic Dividend for Agenda 2063 underscored the need to take concrete and immediate actions to reap the benefits of this historic phenomenon. The Ministers contended that investments on quality education, health, job creation, entrepreneurship skills of young people and empowerment of women and girls are pivotal in taking advantage of the demographic dividend and shaping Africa’s development for the next 50 years as envisioned by the African Union’s Agenda 2063. more

Chad: National Campaign to End Child Marriage Takes off

The national campaign to end child marriage - “All together, let’s put an end to the Marriage of Children” - was launched on 14 March 2015 at the Presidential Palace under the high patronage of the presidential couple, and in the presence of high level national authorities, traditional and religious authorities, civil society leaders, heads of diplomatic missions, the UNFPA Representative to the African Union (AU) and UN system Representatives in Chad. more

Nigeria: Japan partners UNFPA with a grant aid of USD 2.3 million to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services in the North East

The USD 2.3 million grant to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund was allocated on 4 March 2015 by the Government of Japan to reduce maternal mortality, morbidity from sexual and reproductive health issues in conflict affected communities, especially for internally displaced persons (IDPs), of the North-East region of Nigeria. more
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The School of Husbands, Niger

 "The School of Husbands" project aims to get men actively involve in the promotion of reproductive health.

Fighting fistula in Chad
Changing family planning environment in Burkina Faso