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From crisis to development around Lake Chad Strategy for an Integrated, Holistic and Sustainable Response UNFPA Regional Office for West and Central Africa
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The Muskoka Fund was set up in response to an urgent call for action to improve the health of mothers, newborns, children and young people.

 
The call was made at the 2010 G8 in Canada, in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals of 2015, and taken on by the French Government. It pledged EURO 95 million over five years to UNFPA and other UN agencies to fund highimpact health interventions in West and Central Africa. 
 

The investment, known as the Muskoka Fund, is a unique funding mechanism which has been so successful it has been extended for a further year and now runs until October 2017.Leveraging the French Muskoka Fund to improve the lives of women and adolescents in West and Central AfricaLeveraging the French Muskoka Fund 

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Institutional analysis of the UNFPA response to Ebola Crisis
 
In Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and readiness assessment of Sexual and Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Adolescent Health Services

 

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RESPONSE TO THE RELEASE OF 82 CHIBOK GIRLS 

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AU ROADMAP ON HARNESSINGTHE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDENDTHROUGH INVESTMENTSIN YOUTH In response to AU Assembly Decision (Assembly/AU/Dec.601 (XXVI) on the 2017 theme of the year

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The 28th ordinary session of the African Union held from 22- 31 January 2017 in Addis Ababa. This event was a major opportunity to strengthen political dialogue and advocacy on the Demographic Dividend in Africa. This edition of the WCARO newsletter highlights the major activities supported by UNFPA.

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Agenda 2063: Advocacy for the Demographic Dividend

This booklet, developed by UNFPA Tchad, explains the challenges of the Demographic Dividend for Africa in the framework of the African Union Agenda 2063. It also shows UNFPA's action to highlight this important development issue.

 

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The message is clear. We must put young people first if we are to harness the demographic dividend, build resilience and transform our region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa We Want.Having helped secure political will in 2016, UNFPA in WCAR intends to secure resources, advance partnerships and fully promote, support and implement interventions that put young people first in 2017 and the years ahead. We will continue to advocate for all those young men and women whose social and economic rights are denied, and wherever we see successes, we will work to replicate them. We intend to deliver a region where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and the potential of every young person is fulfilled.

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The message is clear.We must put young people first if we are to harness the demographic dividend, build resilience and transform our region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa We Want.Having helped secure political will in 2016, UNFPA in WCAR intends to secure resources, advance partnerships and fully promote, support and implement interventions that put young people first in 2017 and the years ahead.We will continue to advocate for all those young men and women whose social and economic rights are denied, and wherever we see successes, we will work to replicate them.We intend to deliver a region where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and the potential of every young person is fulfilled.

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This infographic snapshot provides an overview of national level data for more than 150 indicators covering the full scope of HIV and SRHR linkages including: key connections; enabling environment (policy and legal); health systems; integrated service delivery; a focus on adolescents and youth; and a focus on key populations. 

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