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31 March 2020

Epi-surveillance and contact tracing key to breaking COVID-19 transmission in Liberia

On 16 March 2020, Liberia confirmed the presence of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within its borders. One week later, health authorities declared a public health emergency; requesting all... Read more

7 February 2020

Liberia: adolescents take advantage of information and services to prevent unplanned pregnancies

Patience was 15, when she decided to date a boy who was three years older than her. Few months later, she became pregnant. “My parents asked me to leave their house when they realized that I was... Read more

6 December 2019

"I rather be without a mother than to compromise my dignity": a rape survivor declares

Harriet is 17 years old. She was gang raped by three men in Kakata, Liberia in October 2019.  According to Harriet, she went out with friends in a nearby town. Late in the evening while returning... Read more

10 October 2019
A teenage mother along with her two children in Liberia

All-in-one injectable contraceptive, subcutaneous DMPA warms the hearts of women in rural Liberia

Access to voluntary family planning is a human right. Yet, family planning remains out of reach for so many women and girls in Liberia. Thirty-one percent of couple who want to prevent unplanned... Read more

10 October 2019
Government of Liberia and UNFPA commit to ensuring a successful census in March 2021

UNFPA and Government of Liberia pledge to ensure a successful census in March 2021

In its 172 years history, Liberia has conducted four modern censuses which have all revealed a constantly growing population: 1.1 million in 1962; 1.5 million in 1974; 2.1 million in 1984 and 3.5... Read more

3 October 2019
Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi, UNFPA Representative

Empowered adolescent girls hold the key to ending poverty

“Liberia needs to invest in adolescent girls in ways that empower them to make important life decisions and equip them to one day earn a living, and engage in the affairs of their communities,” said... Read more

16 August 2019

“Never Despairing”, Woman Speaks of Joy after her Premature Newborn Survived

For a woman who has lost more than half dozen children as a result of their premature births, the anxiety of carrying another pregnancy can sometimes be traumatic for obvious reasons. Anna, age 43,... Read more

11 January 2019
Pregnant teens await ante natal services at a clinic in Monrovia

Traditional Leaders in Liberia Commit to Ending Child Marriage

Though sex with girls less than 18 years old is classified as statutory rape by Liberia’s Rape Law, people continue to use social and traditional norms to encourage early marriage, inter-generational... Read more

17 October 2017
Press Release
In most developing countries, the poorest women have the fewest options for family planning.

The State of World Population 2017

UNITED NATIONS, New York--Unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and... Read more

14 October 2017
Press Release
The Liberia Fistula Project was launched in 2007 by the Government through the Ministry of Health with funding from UNFPA.

UNFPA Funded Liberia Fistula Project trains more fistula survivors in Vocation

UNFPA, Monrovia, 14 October 2017--The Liberia Fistula Project on Thursday, 14 September graduated 13 fistula survivors from its rehabilitation program. The fistula survivors received 6-month training... Read more