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UNFPA Begins Project To Improve Sexual Reproductive Health

UNFPA Begins Project To Improve Sexual Reproductive Health

Sexual Reprodu ctive Health and Rights Services, a three-year project that focuses on building resilience through universal access to sexual reproductive health in Somali state, was officially launched last week. The 3.3 million USD project is jointly financed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Denmark. Speaking on a press conference, […]

Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

MORE than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though the practice has declined in prevalence globally, alarming new figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) predict that any progress could be off-set as a further […]

Female Genital Mutilation Has Declined In South-East – UNFPA

Female Genital Mutilation Has Declined In South-East – UNFPA

   The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have jointly declared that the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) within the South-east region of Nigeria and other places around the world has declined by nearly a quarter (25 per cent) since year 2000. This stemmed from UNICEF’s joint efforts […]

UNFPA Donates Consignment Of Contraceptives

UNFPA Donates Consignment Of Contraceptives

 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated contraceptives worth over N$7 million for the country’s public health facilities. The contraceptives are long-term and include 60,000 units of DMPA depo-provera and soloshots syringes, 110,000 units of noristerate and soloshots syringes, 5,000 units of Copper T 380A IUDs, 1,100 units of Jadelle implants, 200,000 units of […]

Yemi Osinbajo And Others, Pay Tribute To Late Prof. Osotimehin

Yemi Osinbajo And Others, Pay Tribute To Late Prof. Osotimehin

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and industrialist, Dr Oba Otudeko were among other eminent Nigerians who paid their last respect to a former Minister of Health, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin whose remains were interred in Ibadan yesterday. Late Oshotimehin an ex-Executive Director, United Nations Population Funds  (UNFPA) died on June 4, 2017. […]

Sudan: Italy, UNFPA Start Project To Prevent Uterine Cervix Cancer In Eastern Sudan

Sudan: Italy, UNFPA Start Project To Prevent Uterine Cervix Cancer In Eastern Sudan

 The Italian ambassador and the country representative of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sudan signed an agreement to support “Prevention of Uterine Cervical Cancer in Eastern Sudan” today. The one-year project, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation with an amount of € 400,000 is expected to start in March this year, the […]

Unicef, UNFPA Partner Imo On Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

Unicef, UNFPA Partner Imo On Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are jointly working with the wife of the Imo State Governor, Mrs. Nneoma Okorocha to stop the obnoxious act of Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C) in the state. The UN agencies also called on the Imo state government to put in place […]

Africa: UN Agency Urges Africa to Invest in Girls to Achieve Sustainable Development

Africa: UN Agency Urges Africa to Invest in Girls to Achieve Sustainable Development

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday urged African governments to invest in girls in order to achieve sustainable development. UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Natalia Kanem told a population forum in the Kenyan capital Nairobi that investments in girls will result in significant economic returns for Africa. “We know, for example, that girls completing secondary […]

Sierra Leone Ranked 15th Highest In Child Marriage

Sierra Leone Ranked 15th Highest In Child Marriage

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative in Sierra Leone, Dr. Klim Eva Dickson, has disclosed that Sierra Leone was ranked 15th among countries with the highest rate of child marriage in the world, with nearly 40 percent of girls married by age 18. She said child marriage deprives teenage girls of their youthfulness and […]

Africa!Stand Up For And Invest In Teenage Girls, UN Says On World Population Day

Africa!Stand Up For And Invest In Teenage Girls, UN Says On World Population Day

Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful traditional practices, the United Nations has said, marking World Population Day with a call to bolster the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by investing […]