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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

21 November 2014

Guinea-Bissau: A new Ambassador appointed for the fight against FGM

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. The appointment was announced at a gala evening organized by the Ministry of Women, Family and Social Cohesion, with the support of UNFPA and the Government of Portugal. Tchuma... Read more

18 November 2014
Press Release

World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 November 2014—Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and... Read more

14 November 2014

In Liberia, contact tracing key to curtailing Ebola’s spread

MONROVIA, Liberia – Although there are signs the Ebola outbreak in Liberia is slowing, the fight against the disease remains an uphill battle. Underlying problems with the health system continue to... Read more

6 November 2014

Partnerships: Sweden donates about 1 million USD to UNFPA in Liberia Ebola Response

Monrovia, Liberia. UNFPA has received 1 million USD from Sweden which represents half of a total amount of 2 million USD in support of the United Nations joint appeal to respond to the Ebola crisis... Read more

21 October 2014

Pregnant in the shadow of Ebola: Deteriorating health systems endanger women

MONROVIA, Liberia – Thirty-six year old Comfort Fayiah, in Monrovia, Liberia, never imagined her pregnancy would end the way it did – with her giving birth on the side of the road, in a heavy... Read more

16 October 2014

Ebola Wiping Out Gains in Safe Motherhood

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 October 2014 — As the world intensifies its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the needs of pregnant women must be addressed urgently to save the lives of... Read more

13 October 2014

West Africa: UNFPA supports efforts to contain Ebola in the region

Accra, Ghana. On 10 October, UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa Mr. Benoit Kalasa and the UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa Mr.... Read more

13 October 2014

Contact Tracers Save Lives in Sierra Leone

 25 year-old woman Hassanatu Kanu contracted the deadly Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in Mabora village, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone. Port Loko District is in the Northern province and is 120 km... Read more

25 September 2014

UNFPA donates motorcycle ambulances to save lives of women and children in rural Guinea-Bissau

In order to ensure women and under 5 children can reach in time local health services, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is donating motorcycle ambulances to rural areas. By the end of this... Read more