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31 March 2020
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Epi-surveillance and contact tracing key to breaking COVID-19 transmission in Liberia

On 16 March 2020, Liberia confirmed the presence of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within its borders. One week later, health authorities declared a public health emergency; requesting all... Read more

31 March 2020
Press Release
Nigeria engagement against Covid-19

Expediting a community-based response to COVID-19 pandemic in West and Central Africa

Following the launch of the global humanitarian plan against the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations agencies in West and Central Africa are bolstering the collaboration with communities, drawing... Read more

27 March 2020
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Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more

27 March 2020
News

The Fight Against Corona Virus: An Individual Responsibility

As a personal initiative, Mr. Faisal Bawa, a programme officer with the Gender Unit of the UNFPA office in Ghana, undertook a community outreach at the Ayi Mensah Police Station. The outreach... Read more

19 March 2020
Press Release

UN to ramp up support for Member States to contain and mitigate COVID-19 pandemic in West & Central Africa

United Nations Agencies of West and Central Africa are ramping up their support to Member States in the region, to adequately prepare for and respond to the growing number of cases of the coronavirus... Read more

8 March 2020
Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women's Day, 8 March 2020

This International Women's Day, we celebrate the icons who blazed the trail towards gender equality. We now look to today’s generation of activists, women who are shaping a vision of a better... Read more

5 March 2020
Press Release

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

25 February 2020
News

Equatorial Guinea Prime Minister Officially Opens UNFPA West and Central Africa Regional Planning Meeting

The Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, officially opened the 2020 West and Central Africa Regional Planning Meeting (RPM) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA... Read more

20 February 2020
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UNFPA West and Central Africa Regional Planning Meeting to hold in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

To focus on Nairobi summit on ICPD25 commitments in the region The United Nations Population Fund West and Central Africa Regional Office (UNFPA WCARO) has convened its annual planning meeting from... Read more

13 February 2020
News

Say IDONT: Top 7 things you didn’t know about child marriage

Raneem Abras, a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, was approached about becoming a child bride. Her family refused, and instead she became an advocate against child marriage. © UNFPA Lebanon/Sima... Read more

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