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11 October 2021
Statement

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
News

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
Statement

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
News
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
Statement

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
News

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
News

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
News

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
News

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

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