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13 October 2014
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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
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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
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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

23 September 2014
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Empowering girls key to Africa's success, leaders affirm

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 22 September – “With significant investments in the education of young girls, sexual and reproductive health for youth and adolescents, as well as women’s empowerment in our... Read more

23 September 2014
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World Leaders Commit to Intensify Efforts to Realize Women’s Health, Rights, Equality

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 22 September 2014—More than 140 presidents, heads of government, ministers and high officials from around the world today reaffirmed their countries’ strong political... Read more

20 September 2014
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Investing in Young People to Harness Africa’s Demographic Dividend

Different issues will be competing for the attention of different African leaders attending the 69th United Nations General Assembly Special Session on International Conference on Population and... Read more

16 September 2014
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UNFPA to Promote Rights of Women, Young People, as World Marks 1994 Cairo Population Conference during UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS, New York—The health and rights of women and young people, particularly girls, will be the focus of various events that will be held during the 69th regular session of the United... Read more

19 August 2014
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Liberia: UNFPA to assist 660,000 people in Ebola affected areas

Monrovia, Liberia. The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in March 2014 is challenging the way people work. All development programs initiated by the United Nations, Civil Society Organizations,... Read more

11 August 2014
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Community health workers respond to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone – In May, Sierra Leone detected its first-ever case of Ebola, the deadly and contagious haemorrhagic disease. By the end of July, the country had surpassed neighbouring Guinea... Read more

6 August 2014
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UNFPA Reaffirms Support to Population Program in Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria - On 30 July 2014, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin met with President Goodluck Jonathan as part of his high level advocacy mission. The two dignitaries discussed UNFPA humanitarian response... Read more

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