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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...
Rebecca Akufo-Addo,

Rebecca Foundation Pear Young Girls Mentors

The Rebecca Foundation, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has organised a programme to profile and pitch mentees with mentors under...
Blunt and rusted tools used for genital mutilation ( PA )

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...
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...
Nya

NYA Funds Inadequate – YEfl

Youth Empowerment for Life (YEfL), a civil society organization, has called on the government to increase funding for the National Youth Authority (NYA) to...
unfpa

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...

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...
HIV

Sri Lanka aims to be HIV free by 2030

The UNFPA said it supported Sri Lanka's efforts to implement a five year National Condom Strategy 2016-2020 as the correct and consistent use of...

Ghana launches 2016 state of world population report

Annually, the UNFPA compiles a report on the state of the world’s population with critical areas identified to guide development planning. The 2016 report, released...

Teenage pregnancies contribute to maternal mortality in Namibia

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative, Dennia Gayle, said this on Friday during the handover of reproductive health commodities worth 500,000 U.S. dollars to...

Stratcomm organizes workshop on child marriage

Strategic Communication Africa Limited (Stratcomm), a communications consulting company, has organized a days’ sensitization workshop for some communities in the Northern Region. Mr Charles Mensah,...
UNFPA

UNFPA urges Zambia to provide enabling environment for youth development

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Wednesday urged authorities in Zambia to provide a conducive environment that will allow young people to participate...
United Nations

UN trains Gambian police to properly handle gender base violence

United Nations body United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with Women's Bureau in the Gambia are currently training Gambian police to closely pay attention to...
UNFPA

UNFPA donates reproductive health equipment to Uganda

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Tuesday donated reproductive health supplies and equipment worth 772,000 U.S. dollars to the Ugandan government. ...
Maternal Death

UNFPA to give Madagascar $4.7 million for maternal health

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will give Madagascar over 4.7 million U.S. dollars to support its annual action plan in the health sector....
United Nations

Kenya to attain demographic benefits with UN’s assistance

The UN said on Friday it is collaborating with other partners to assist Kenya to implement measures that will enable the country to achieve...

EBAN elderly welfare card launched

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has launched the EBAN elderly welfare card to protect the aged and safeguard their access to...

Gender Ministry begins registration for the aged

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has begun the registration of the aged above 65 years to enable it to provide them...

Govt Urged To Enhance Rights Of Women

Mrs Bernice Sam, a Gender Consultant on Tuesday called on Government to put in place appropriate measures that would ensure that laws governing violence...

UNFPA Sponsored Family Planning Week

Dr Kofi Issah, Brong Ahafo Regional Deputy Director of Public Health has explained that Family Planning (FP) is not to discourage people from giving...
Thirty-three maternal deaths per hour is too many, say experts

Efforts Underway In Asante-Akim to reduce maternal deaths

The Asante Akim South District Health Directorate has scaled up efforts to bring down maternal mortality as it sets up a centre to provide...