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15 October 2015

The Introduction of the Mobile Application "CommCare" in Ebola Contact Tracing and Information Management Related to Patients

Conakry, Guinea. “CommCare” technology has been chosen to support the implementation of the Government Response Plan against the Ebola Virus Disease in order to obtain timely and reliable information... Read more

14 October 2015
Ms Minott visiting a Yobe health facility

UNFPA assured partnership with Yobe state to promote reproductive health

Ms Dawn Minott, head of UNPFA sub-regional office, Kaduna, stated this while on a working visit to Damaturu to access the impact of the support provided by the fund. She expressed satisfaction with... Read more

9 October 2015

The power of girls: African athletes call for gender equality, support for girls

BRAZZAVILLE, Congo – “We are tired of hearing our parents telling us how, back in their days, young girls were married already at the age of 13,” said Marcelle, 19. “What is important today is to get... Read more

2 October 2015

Child marriage “shatters” the future of girls, communities

UNITED NATIONS, New York/ DEBERE TALATA, Burkina Faso – When Roukiatou Youssoupha Diallo, in rural Burkina Faso, was engaged to be married, she was not even 13 years old. The traditional practice,... Read more

28 September 2015

In region assaulted by Boko Haram, women, young people key to stability

UNITED NATIONS, New York/DAKAR, Senegal – Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region, the result of a relentless and ongoing campaign of violence by... Read more

21 September 2015
Press Release

Sierra Leone: UNFPA Provides Critical Response to Humanitarian Situation Caused by Torrential Rains and Floods in Freetown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 September 2015 — Within 24 hours after heavy torrential monsoon rain caused unprecedented devastation in Sierra Leone, especially in the capital city on 16 September 2015,... Read more

18 September 2015

Curbing the threat of Boko Haram and building stability in Affected Countries

WHAT: Special event during United Nations Sustainable Development Summit Dakar, 18 September 2015. In support of ongoing initiatives for countries affected by current instability caused by ongoing... Read more

15 September 2015

Women’s football defies stereotypes, inspires change in Cameroon

Today marks the start of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which will see the adoption of a new set of global goals – the Sustainable Development Goals – that aim to transform... Read more

9 September 2015

Girls' rights are a priority, say UN chief and UNFPA head

ABUJA, Nigeria – “I am proud to be a girl.” These were the bold closing words of a drama performed by 15 girls for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and UNFPA’s Executive Director Dr.... Read more

1 September 2015

“Improving the rights of the girl child should be a priority for all”: Ban Ki-moon

Abuja, Nigeria – “We are committed to ensuring that every adolescent girl, regardless of her age, culture or background has access to equitable and quality education and importantly expresses her... Read more