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3 June 2020
SWEDD 2 will continue to support efforts to keep girls in school in Sahel countries like Mali. © UNFPA/Ollivier Girard

UNFPA welcomes the World Bank’s approval of an additional $376 million to advance women’s and girls' empowerment in Africa

                                                          The World Bank's Board of Directors has authorized the execution of the second phase of the Sahel Women's Empowerment and Demographic... Read more

23 May 2020

End Gender Inequality! End Health Inequality! End Fistula Now!

Virtual Commemoration!! International Day to End Obstetric Fistula Remarks by Mr. Mabingue NGOM,     Excellences, Colleagues and friends All protocols duly observed. First of all, I want to... Read more

16 May 2020

Lessons learned and practical guide to ensure continuity of reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health services during COVID -19 pandemic

    Dakar, 15 May 2020 - The United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) Regional Office for West and Central Africa held a virtual press conference on Friday, 15 May 2020, to present findings of a 20-year... Read more

4 May 2020
Student midwife checking fetus ©UNFPA Sierra Leone

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

29 April 2020

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

29 April 2020

How UN agencies in West & Central Africa are supporting governments and the population to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Mabingue Ngom, Chair a.i. R-UNSDG-WCA, & Regional Director, UNFPA West and Central Africa Regional Office There is growing concern over the steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in... Read more

28 April 2020

Ghana: Addressing SGBV challenges in the COVID-19 era

On 22nd April, 2020, UNFPA Ghana held an e-Session on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), with the aim of raising awareness among the general populace of acts of SGBV and channels of seeking... Read more

19 April 2020

Ghana: UNFPA supports DOVVSU to activate Domestic Violence Hotline

UNFPA has supported the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service to provide a dedicated hotline to respond to issues of abuse during the COVID_19 and the... Read more

14 April 2020

Nigeria: Implementing planned activities during COVID-19

As the numbers of those infected with the COVID-19 increases globally, a need to adhere to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) prevention and treatment guidelines made UNFPA Nigeria and its... Read more

7 April 2020

Sierra Leone: World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health... Read more