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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

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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Call to action for health workers to mobilize against FGM

6 February 2015 Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) UNFPA, UNICEF, the International Confederation of Midwives and the International... Read more

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