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UNFPA Carries Out Advocacy and Sensitisation of FGM in Zongo Communities

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ghana, on Thursday, partnered the Ghanaian Association for Women’s Welfare, to organize an advocacy and sensitisation on Female...
Sexuality Education

PPAG Blames Hypocrisy for Hindering Sexual Education in Ghana

Double standards and hypocrisy are the bane of effective sexuality education in the country, Mr Michael Tagoe, Youth Program Officer of the Planned Parenthood...
Surviving Ebola

Surviving Ebola: “Nurses and doctors were battling to save my life”

This is the country’s tenth Ebola outbreak – but it is the first time the densely populated province of North Kivu, an active conflict...
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UN Proposes Elimination of FGM by 2030

Three executive directors of the UN agencies on Wednesday called for actions to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030 on the International Day of...
CSOs

Prospective CSOs Attend AfriYAN’s Grants Information propagation workshop

The African Youth and Adolescents’ Network on Population and Development (AfriYAN) Ghana, has organised a dissemination workshop to provide Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)...
Mr Niyi Ojoulape, the UNFPA Country Representative presenting the items to Dr Afisah Zakariah, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

Gender Ministry’s Domestic Violence Unit Gets Support from UNFPA

The United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday presented office equipment including Lap and Desk top computers, an HP Printer and chairs to the...
Mrs Samira Bawumia

All Efforts Needed to Stop Gender-Based Violence

Mrs Samira Bawumia, the Wife of the Vice President, has reiterated her call for the leveraging of efforts towards the elimination of Sexual and...
Facility Donation

UNFPA Supports Mafi-Dove Health Centre With Supplies

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has presented medical supplies worth GHC50.000 to the Mafi-Dove Health Centre in the Central Tongu District of the...
UNFPA

UNFPA takes maternal mortality fight in Ghana to another level

The fight against maternal and infant mortality has remained intractable across the world especially in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 830...
UNFPA

UNFPA Collaborates With MoCRA To Address Critical Issues Affecting Adolescent Girls

UNFPA and the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs are set to engage FBOs- Christian and Muslims alike in Ghana to join hands to...
Two midwives in Ebola protective gear supplied by UNFPA hand over a newborn to her mother at the Star of the Sea Clinic in West Point, Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: UNFPA Liberia

Ghana need more midwives to check maternal mortality – UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has highlighted the urgent need for more qualified midwives to save mothers from pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths. Mr. Niyi...
Maternal mortality rate

Arresting Ghana’s Maternal Mortality Would Need More Trained Midwives

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has stated that the lives of many women and their babies who die during pregnancy and childbirth could...
Ambassador Jackson addresses participants at the opening of the training on policing domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.

U.S/UNFPA/GPS Trains 32 Officers On SGBV

Thirty-two Ghana Police Service (GPS) crime officers have completed a two-day training course on policing domestic violence and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The training...
Queen Mothers

Queen Mothers Charged To Help Fight Child Marriage Canker – UNFPA

Acting Regional Manager for the National Population Council, Madam Mercy Sefah-Peprah has humbly implored t Queen Mothers to advocate for the End Child Marriage...

Minister Calls For Gender Responsive Budgets To Eradicate FGM

Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, on Friday appealed to African governments to improve upon their national budgets...

Flexibility In Social Accountability Mechanisms Affecting Development

Former President, Jerry John Rawlings, has called for the strengthening of social accountability structures both nationally and internationally, in order to achieve desired developmental...
maternal death

Zero Tolerance Declared To Maternal Mortality

Mrs Tina Mensah, the Deputy Minister of Health, has challenged health service providers, programme implementors, policy makers and all stakeholders to re-double their efforts...
Teenage pregnancy

Minister Concerned About Teenage Pregnancy In C/R

Mr Kwamena Duncan, Central Regional Minister, has expressed deep worry about the high prevalence rate of teenage pregnancy and child marriages in the region. He...
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Sexual, reproductive health inequalities persist in Zimbabwe – UNFPA

Zimbabwe is among developing countries still suffering from inequality of sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, a United Nations agency...
2017 State Of World Population Report

Ghana Launches 2017 State Of World Population Report

A 136-page document indicating the State of World Population 2017 report has been launched by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), entitled “World...

UNFPA, PAYDP and Partners Join Hands in the fight against Child Marriage

It has been observed that investment in the social and economic asset of girls makes for stronger societies and more vibrant economies. The Executive Director...
Kayayei

‘Kayayeis’ to be empowered economically

The Purim African Youth Development Platform (PAYDP), a non-governmental organization, with funding support from the UNFPA is currently implementing a project for female head...

Gender Ministry Deepen Advocacy on Teenage Pregnancy

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) has intensified public advocacy on teenage pregnancies in the Central Region to help reduce the...
family planning

Nigeria scales up family planning campaign

Nigeria launched a new national family planning campaign Monday, in a bid to achieve its goals of decreasing mortality rate, maternal and infant morbidity. With...
Family Planning

UNFPA appeals for more attention in family planning investment

A senior official of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Ghana on Tuesday called for increased investment in family planning services at the...
PWDs

GFD calls on govt to put out policies for PWDs

Mr Yaw Ofori-Debrah, the President of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD), has called on government to put out deliberate policies targeted at...
Gender violence

Domestic violence education intensified in the Central Region

The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service in the Central Region has embarked on a public sensitisation programme...

Finland & UNFPA support Somalia with 2 million Euro

The Government of Finland and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Somalia have signed an agreement under which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of...

UNFPA supports Ghana Police Service

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is supporting the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service...
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GBV Multi-sectoral Coordination organized in Libya

UNFPA, United Nation Fund for Population, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and IFRC, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, have jointly...