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5 May 2021

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health... Read more

3 March 2021

EU funded Spotlight Initiative gives Ivoirian refugees in Liberia something to smile for

Bahn, Nimba County, Liberia: It has been nearly 20 years since Marc Gomet, and family including wife and eight children fled Bin-Houyé, La Côte d'Ivoire for Liberia as a result of civil conflict. ... Read more

25 February 2021

Meeting the reproductive health needs of Ivoirian refugees in Liberia

Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia: Caroline, 29, has twice fled her country, La Côte d'Ivoire for Liberia as a result of violence; the first time in 2011 and later in October 2020. She is among... Read more

9 December 2020

On joining the midwifery profession in Liberia: a young graduate speaks of passion as the driving force

MONROVIA, Liberia-Although there has been an increase in the number of births assisted by skilled attendants; 61 percent in 2013 to 84 percent in 2019-20, mothers and newborns remain at risk in... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

New York, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more

29 October 2020

A former drug user speaks of joy after overcoming the “bad habit”

MONROVIA, Liberia-The scars of Liberia’s conflict and its associated effects continue to affect different groups of the society, including underprivileged youths, some of whom were child soldiers. ... Read more

29 September 2020

Liberia Census 2021 Project back on course as President Weah calls for total participation

When the Government of Liberia and partners led by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund signed the Liberia Census 2021 Project Document in October 2019, there was high anticipation that the... Read more

20 August 2020

Sweden commits SEK 43 million in support of UNFPA Liberia Country Programme

Over the years, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund has led efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality in... Read more

19 August 2020

Saving lives has never been more harrowing

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records, with hundreds of humanitarian workers... Read more

12 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, International Youth Day   As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking action... Read more