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3 September 2013
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Forced Marriage: My own family betrayed me...

Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) Early marriage in Guinea Bissau is a common practice. Though it is prohibited, the enforcement of the law is still very difficult. Here, 14 years old Judite narrates her recent... Read more

22 August 2013
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6th Togo CPD continues promoting right to health, equal opportunity

Lome (Togo) - The 6th cooperation programme between the Government of Togo and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Country Programme Document (CPD 2014-2018) was presented to... Read more

20 August 2013
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WHD2013: the world needs more…Choices, UNFPA’s Director says

Dakar (Senegal) As the world marks the World Humanitarian Day on 19th August whose 2013 campaign theme asks “What do you think the world needs more of?” the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),... Read more

8 August 2013
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1st census in 29 years has been crucial for 2013 elections in Togo

Lome (Togo) - In a bid to end a twenty-nine year dataless period, Togo carried out its 4th General Population and Housing Census (RGPH) in 2010, with financial and technical support from the... Read more

6 August 2013
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AU launches annual award to protect motherhood in Africa

Dakar (Senegal) The African Union (AU) has launched an annual prize for excellence in maternal, newborn and child health called “Mama Afrika Award” named after late renowned South African singer and... Read more

6 August 2013
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African states decide to act for mother, child health

Johannesburg (South Africa) The African Union (AU) member states took a major step forward by adopting an Action Plan to accelerate the improvement of maternal, neonatal and child health at the end... Read more

30 July 2013
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UNFPA relieves people affected by Malian crisis

Bamako (Mali) The armed rebellion in the north of the country in early 2012, followed by the coup in March 2012 and the occupation of two-thirds of the territory by armed Islamist groups as well as... Read more

5 March 2013
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UNFPA scales up humanitarian efforts in Central African Republic

The Director of the West and Central Africa Region of the UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, Mr Benoit Kalasa, recently visited the Central African Republic (CAR) for the second time to assess... Read more

24 January 2013
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Getting More Health for the Money: Burkina Faso Tries Outsourcing

The predominantly rural country of Burkina Faso has initiated an innovative approach to community-based distribution of condoms and contraceptives, as well as health information, in a project... Read more

7 January 2013
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UNFPA regional office for West and Central Africa opens

The new West and Central Africa Regional Office opened its doors on 1st January 2013. Based in Dakar, Senegal, WCARO covers 23 Francophone, Anglophone, Portuguese-speaking and Spanish-speaking... Read more

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