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4 May 2020
Student midwife checking fetus ©UNFPA Sierra Leone

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

29 April 2020

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

29 April 2020

How UN agencies in West & Central Africa are supporting governments and the population to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Mabingue Ngom, Chair a.i. R-UNSDG-WCA, & Regional Director, UNFPA West and Central Africa Regional Office There is growing concern over the steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in... Read more

28 April 2020

Ghana: Addressing SGBV challenges in the COVID-19 era

On 22nd April, 2020, UNFPA Ghana held an e-Session on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), with the aim of raising awareness among the general populace of acts of SGBV and channels of seeking... Read more

19 April 2020

Ghana: UNFPA supports DOVVSU to activate Domestic Violence Hotline

UNFPA has supported the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service to provide a dedicated hotline to respond to issues of abuse during the COVID_19 and the... Read more

14 April 2020

Nigeria: Implementing planned activities during COVID-19

As the numbers of those infected with the COVID-19 increases globally, a need to adhere to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) prevention and treatment guidelines made UNFPA Nigeria and its... Read more

7 April 2020

Sierra Leone: World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health... Read more

6 April 2020

The Gambia: Supporting the National COVID-19 Response through the development of communication material

Of course the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is no longer news anywhere in the world and The Gambia is no exception. For the first few months of its spread in various parts of the globe, the... Read more

4 April 2020

UNFPA Ghana responds to Relief Boxes Challenge launched by the First Lady of Ghana

On 2nd April 2020, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, launched the Relief Boxes Challenge at her office in Accra. The purpose of this challenge was to encourage... Read more

31 March 2020

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