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UNFPA: Millions of women don’t have access to contraceptives

Millions of women around the world who want to prevent pregnancy are unable to access contraception, the UN said on Wednesday.

UNFPA: FGM prevalence decreases in Imo, Oyo, Ebonyi

The United Nations Population Fund on Thursday said that the prevalence of female genital mutilation has decreased in Imo, Ebonyi and Oyo States.

Nigerian women embrace family planning ahead of population boom

Modupe Adegbite's grandfather had 22 children, while her father had nine. At the age of just 19, she has decided she wants no more than four.

AfDB pledges tablets for Zambia’s 2020 population census

The African Development Bank on Thursday pledged to provide electronic tablets for use during Zambia’s first-ever digital-based Census of Population and Housing in 2020.
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UN: World population to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050

UNFPA, in its “State of World Population 2018” survey released in Geneva, said more than half of that growth – 1.3 billion – is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa.

UNFPA donates relief materials to flood affected states

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated over 5700 relief items to the Nigerian Government in responses to flood-affected States.

UNFPA: Without Nigeria, no demographic dividend in Africa

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says if Nigeria succeeds in harnessing Demographic Dividend (DD), Africa as a continent will succeed.

UN, world remember Babatunde Osotimehin a year after

The UN and the international community paid glowing tributes to late Executive Director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, at a special event to mark the first anniversary of his passage.

UN lauds Cross River’s launch of health insurance scheme

The UN has felicitated with the government and people of Cross River on the launch of a Health insurance Scheme (Ayadecare) for the citizens.

Toyin Saraki, UNFPA highlight importance of midwives in health sector

To commemorate this year’s International Day of the Midwife on Tuesday, Toyin Saraki, wife of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and UN Population Fund highlighted the important role that midwives play in the health sector as well as the need to provide better working conditions for them.

Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola, others storm UN to change perceptions of women, Africa

Some Nigerian women artistes on Sunday night “locked down” the UN headquarters complex in New York to spotlight various themes such as human trafficking, suicide bombing, and sexism and sexual harassment.

UNFPA supports 1.6 million IDPs in North East

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) says assisted 1.6 million people affected by insurgency in collaboration with Borno Ministry of Women Affairs in 2017.

Murtala Muhammed Foundation steps in to help sick Chibok girls

A group of injured and sick Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram will be supported by a Nigerian charity to get the treatment they need, after the girls’ parents said the government had failed to help them to pay their medical bills.

Cholera poses grave risks to pregnant women in North-east – UNFPA

The outbreak of cholera posed grave risks to pregnant women in the Northeast states ravaged by the destructive activities of Boko-Haram terrorists, the UN Population Fund, UNFPA, has said.

Boko Haram: Aisha Buhari, others unveil initiative for women, IDPs

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President of Nigeria, and her counterparts in Cameroon, Chad and Niger have unveiled a humanitarian support initiative for women and children affected by the Boko Haram crisis.

Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015 – UNICEF

A joint report by World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank says Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015.

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