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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

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