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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

3 October 2017
Press Release
Dr. Kanem is the Fund’s fifth Executive Director.

Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more

19 July 2017
Young people face myriad barriers to realizing their human rights, including poor access to education and health care. And girls are especially vulnerable, facing discrimination, violence and high rates of early pregnancy. © UNFPA

Young people call for education, health care, rights – and politicians are listening

MONROVIA, Liberia – Life is not often easy for Liberia’s young people. It has been 14 years since the end of a brutal civil war, but in many ways communities are still reeling. Poverty is rampant,... Read more

19 July 2017
During the campaign, 28 fistula survivors were surgically managed out of 38 patients that were recruited and assessed.

More Fistula Survivors Receive Free Treatment

The Liberia Fistula Project at the Ministry of Health, launched in 2008 with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has continued to work towards the total elimination of obstetric... Read more

17 July 2017
Press Release
Midwives across Liberia remain committed to their tasks as the country must make in the reduction of maternal and newborn deaths.

UNFPA Supports Training of 30 Senior Midwives as Master Mentors Ends in Monrovia

UNFPA, Monrovia, 17 July 2017--The Liberia Prevention of Maternal Mortality (LPMM) in collaboration with the Liberia Midwifery Association (LMA) has completed a Master Mentor Training Programme for... Read more

15 July 2017
Health specialist demonstrates different family planning methods.

Hundreds Receive Family Planning Services as UNFPA & Partners Observe World Population Day

UNFPA and the Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia (PPAL) engaged in a weeklong outreach activities between 07 and 13 July to provide family planning information and voluntary services to... Read more