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Marrying off a child completely destroys her future – UNFPA

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has reiterated its commitment towards the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Ghanaian Communities by unveiling...

Institutions to safeguard rights of women and girls must be strengthened

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The denial of income security, negative cultural practices, stereotyping, and gender-based violence among other things, remain the bane of society leading to the...

Department of Children appeals for public support against child marriage

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Mr George Ankamah, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of Department of Children, has called on the public to be child-right advocates for the elimination of...

UNFPA empowers market women on sexual violence

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has embarked on a campaign towards empowering women at the Agbogbloshie Market to report sexual and gender-based violence...

Domestic violence should not be entertained – Minister

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Mr Henry Quartey, the Deputy Minister for the Interior, said domestic violence leaves a trail of effects on not only survivors and their families...

Accessing emergency care, drivers must change attitudes

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Some drivers involved in a project seeking to address maternal health mortalities in Ashanti Region are calling on emergency health care professionals to exhibit...

C.A.R : More than 20,000 People displaced by floods in Bangui

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Heavy, unseasonable rains in Bangui, Central African Republic for the past three weeks continue to cause significant material damage, displacing at least 20,500 people...
Maternal mortality rate

Addressing maternal mortality: stakeholders advocate for community health fund

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Addressing maternal mortality: stakeholders advocate for community health fund The establishment of a health fund in rural communities to reimburse and incentivize taxi drivers who...
Hon. Dr. Robert Kuganab-Lem, MP, Binduri

Binduri MP to deliver paper at ICPD 25 in Nairobi

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Member of Parliament (MP) for Binduri in the Upper East Region of Ghana, Hon. Dr. Robert Kuganab-Lem is to deliver a paper at this...

Engage more parents in sexuality education

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Participants at a two-day workshop on Parent-Child Communication on Sexuality Education, have called for a deliberate effort to target parents in the implementation of...
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UNFPA trains DOVSSU officials on online data management

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service, on Monday began a three-day Data Management training for officers of...
health outreach

James Town basic schools benefit from health management programme

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More than 500 pupils from selected basic schools in the James Town in Accra on Wednesday received elaborate education on menstruation health management, as...
family planning

Kenya secures funding from UN for family planning

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Kenya has secured additional 387 million shillings (3.7 million U.S. dollars) from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in support of the country's request...
CSOs

CSOs urged to adhere to national guidelines on Comprehensive Sexuality Education

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Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) implementing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) programmes across the country have been called to strictly adhere to the approved guidelines to...
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Ghana must take firm stands to achieve family planning targets

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Mr Niyi Ojuolape, the Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has called on the government of Ghana and stakeholders to make...
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UNFPA Carries Out Advocacy and Sensitisation of FGM in Zongo Communities

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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

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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”

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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

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

Prospective CSOs Attend AfriYAN’s Grants Information propagation workshop

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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

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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...
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All Efforts Needed to Stop Gender-Based Violence

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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

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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...
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UNFPA takes maternal mortality fight in Ghana to another level

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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...
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UNFPA Collaborates With MoCRA To Address Critical Issues Affecting Adolescent Girls

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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