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29 March 2015
Press Release
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director

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... Read more

24 March 2015

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... Read more

16 March 2015
Press Release

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... Read more

22 February 2015

African Governments set course for a reliable civil registration and vital statistics at the service of good governance

The 3rd Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration organized by the African Union (AU) and the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), with the support of partners including... Read more

13 February 2015
Press Release

$56 Million Needed to Provide Services in Ebola-affected Countries to Avoid Maternal Death Toll of Civil Wars Years

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 12 February 2015—More than $56 million is urgently needed to provide vital reproductive, maternal and newborn health services in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This... Read more

3 February 2015
Press Release

Leaving No One Behind: Building Resilience in West and Central Africa for more than 2 million IDPs in 11 countries

Sido, Chad, 3 December 2015. The Republic of Chad hosted on December 3, 2015, the regional launch of the 2015 State of World Population Report at Sido, in the Moyen-Chari Region and at the border... Read more

14 January 2015

Fight against Ebola in Mali: The essential role of health workers posted at Bamako airport

Bamako, Mali. Since December 2014, the ritual in Bamako-Senou International Airport is the same. All passengers departing and arriving are subject to temperature screening accompanied by awareness... Read more

29 December 2014

Guinea-Conakry: 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

12 December 2014

Guinea-Bissau: Mobile Clinic brings Family Planning closer

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Family planning (FP) is a human right therefore everyone should have access when the need arises. UNFPA Guinea-Bissau is supporting a project of two local NGOs to bring a... Read more

10 December 2014

UNFPA West and Central Africa Regional Director's message for CARMMA

On 26 November 2014, taking the opportunity of the launch in Addis-Ababa of the African Health Stat Data Platform by the African Union Commission (AUC), UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central... Read more