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West and Central Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 7

West and Central Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 7

Situation Report

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases has reached over 216,970 in all 23 countries in West and Central Africa, four months after the first case was reported in Nigeria. By the end of August, there were 3,388 deaths, a mortality rate of about 1.6%. About 15.2% of patients were still under treatment, while 84.2% had recovered.

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West and Central Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 6

West and Central Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 6

Situation Report

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases have reached over 177,800 in all 23 countries in West and Central Africa, four months after Nigeria reported the first case. By the end of July, there were nearly 2,845 deaths, a mortality rate of about 1.6 per cent. About 28.4% of patients were still under treatment, while 70% had recovered.

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Perspectives for a resilient central #Sahel

Publication

A pessimist outcome is not inevitable in the Sahel. It is always possible to overcome even the most complex crises and situations. Since ‑‑, the Sahel has been plagued by multifaceted crises that have plunged its people into situations of distress. In the face of this emergency, states and civil society organisations are in a race against time. To change the situation and give the region lasting momentum, studies and research papers recommend that decision makers act on the structural factors that sustain fragility in the Sahel. These includethe central mechanisms linking demography, security and peace.

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WCARO COVID-19 SitRep #5

Technical Reports and Document

The UNFPA response in the region aligns with the 2030 Agenda, WHO global strategic preparedness and response
plan, UN-coordinated global humanitarian response plan, the UN framework for socio-economic response to
COVID-19, and the UNFPA COVID-19 global response plan.

UNFPA chaired its last weekly meeting of the Regional UN Sustainable Development Group for West and Central
Africa. The UN Human Rights Office now chairs the weekly meetings of the Regional Directors Group aimed at
coordinating UN response to the pandemic. The health, humanitarian and socio-economic challenges, brought about
by the pandemic, require solidarity for a global response.

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Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health During Pandemics Lessons Learned for Practical Guidance

Technical Reports and Document

The United Nations Population Fund for West and Central Africa Regional Office (UNFPA WCARO) commissioned a review of responses to major epidemics.  The study examined major epidemics since 2003,  including SARS-CoV, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika and MERS-CoV. Often, responses to such outbreaks have hurt maternal, reproductive and child health services. Recognising the extent to which epidemics affect women, children, and other vulnerable populations are crucial if nations are to create effective and fair responses.

UNFPA Supplies and the French Muskoka Fund supported the review process and this report.

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West and Central Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 3

West and Central Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 3

Situation Report

West and Central Africa Region
COVID-19 Situation Report No. 3

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Reproductive maternal neonatal and adolescent health  in time of pandemics: lessons learned and practical guidance

Reproductive maternal neonatal and adolescent health in time of pandemics: lessons learned and practical guidance

Fact Sheet

The review draws out lessons learned from 20 years of major epidemics since 2003, including SARS-CoV, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika and MERS-CoV. The findings noted that responses to such outbreaks had hurt maternal, reproductive and child health services. Recognising how, and how much, epidemics affect women, children, and other vulnerable populations is crucial if nations are to create effective and fair responses

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COVID-19 Situation Report No. 2 for UNFPA West and Central Africa

Situation Report

"The  UNFPA  response  in  the  region  aligns  with  the  UN  framework  for  the  immediate  socioeconomic  response  to COVID-19,  the  2030  Agenda,  the  2020  WHO  Global  Strategic  Preparedness  and  Response  Plan,  the  Inter-Agency Standing Committee Global Humanitarian Response Plan and the UNFPA COVID-19 Global Response Plan."
 

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Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services

Technical Reports and Document

In West and Central Africa, 64 per cent of the population is below the age of 24 years.1  If this population were educated, healthy and employed, the region could benefit from the demographic dividend. However, one of the major obstacles to capturing the demographic dividend is the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents and youth2 in the region, which is characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancies and a high proportion of unmet family planning needs.

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Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services

Technical Reports and Document

This regional report entitled “Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services - Key elements for implementation and scaling up in West and Central Africa” is complementary to the previous regional report on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and documents, through concrete examples from four West African countries (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo), highlighting promising practices, lessons learnt, and proposing key recommendations to be shared with all countries in the region.

 

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