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31 March 2014

Addressing maternal mortality has a positive impact on countries’ human capital

Dakar, Senegal - The maternal mortality and morbidity have a negative impact on human capital and by extension on the development of countries. Conversely, they can be avoided in most cases. A good... Read more

27 March 2014

Cote d'Ivoire prioritizes women’s health

The Ivorian Ministry of Health’s new health policy centred on women, places family planning, pregnancy monitoring or HIV screening at the heart of the restructuring of its health system following the... Read more

19 March 2014

UNFPA using arts to promote health, social cohesion, peace in CAR

Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) – Within the framework of its response to the humanitarian crisis in the country, the UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, is closely working with thirty... Read more

14 March 2014

Empowering youth to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

UNITED NATIONS, New York - “We want to stress the fact that youth cannot and will not be ignored. We may be young, but we have experienced female genital mutilation. We know how it feels. We... Read more

12 March 2014

Africa urged to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights related goals

Yaoundé, Cameroon - Over 500 participants at the 6th AfricaConference on Sexual Health and Rights ended their meetings by calling on African governments to address sexual and reproductive health... Read more

11 March 2014

UN team set to investigate reports of rights violations in CAR

A three-person International Commission of Inquiry, established by the United Nations Security Council, is expected in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday 11th March and will begin... Read more

7 March 2014

Progress for women and girls is progress for all

As we commemorate International Women’s Day and celebrate the many achievements of women and girls, we should also remember that for far too many, the ability to live a healthy, productive life free... Read more

4 March 2014

UN assures Nigeria of continued multifaceted support on centenary

Abuja, Nigeria- The United Nations Under-Secretary General Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, who represented the UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-Moon at the country’s 100 years of unification celebrations... Read more

3 March 2014

Newlyweds sensitized on reproductive health at civil registries in Mali

Bamako, Mali - The UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population) in Mali initiated an innovative approach in the promotion of reproductive health in a bid to reach a larger number of people in a country... Read more

18 February 2014

UN plans to reach millions with vital assistance, build resilience, save lives in the Sahel

Dakar, Senegal - The 2014-2016 Sahel Strategic Response Plan that the United Nations and its partners presented to the region seeks to mobilize US$2billion in 2014 alone, to aid over 15 million... Read more