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5 May 2022
A midwife attends to a pregnant woman in Liberia

Helping women to deliver babies is my passion: says a Liberian midwife

Monrovia, Liberia - “Helping women to deliver babies safely brings me life satisfaction and a complete sense of fulfilment,” says Ms. Rebecca Farkollie-Sumo, a midwife at James Davies Memorial... Read more

6 February 2022

A crisis within a crisis: Increased investment critical to end female genital mutilation as COVID-19 rages on

NEW YORK, 6 February 2022 – “Multiple overlapping crises are putting millions of girls at increased risk of female genital mutilation.  “Countries already grappling with rising poverty, inequality... Read more

11 October 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl

Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she moves into adulthood, shaping her future and, with it, the world. We see examples of this everywhere,... Read more

30 September 2021

Maternal waiting home offers pregnant women comfort in rural Liberia

BAHN, Liberia- Though 8 in 10 deliveries in Liberia occur at health and facilities and 84 percent of deliveries are assisted by skilled providers, the country still ranks among countries with high... Read more

11 July 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population

For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended pregnancies. Although we have yet to get a full picture of the impact of COVID-19... Read more

10 June 2021
First Lady of Liberia, Madam Clar Marie Weah

“Menstruating in dignity is part of the fundamental rights of girls and women” -First Lady Clar Marie Weah launches an initiative to raise awareness on menstrual hygiene in Liberia.

Monrovia, 10 June 2021- “I am here to express my solidarity with women and girls; especially those living with disabilities to lead and guide them in advancing their menstrual hygiene as they grow... Read more

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