11 May 2015
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A woman and her baby rest at a UNFPA-supported health facility in Liberia. © UNFPA Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Two days ago, Liberia was declared Ebola-free, after the tragic 13-month-long outbreak saw the deaths of nearly 5,000 people. But while the outbreak is now officially over,... Read more
22 January 2015
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BAMAKO, Mali – Four days ago, Mali became the third West African country declared to be Ebola-free after the deadly outbreak penetrated its borders late last year. Health workers are now standing watch at the country’s... Read more
5 January 2015
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 Contact tracers are trained to use the CommCare app in Ratoma.
CONAKRY, Guinea – As the Ebola epidemic continues to ravage parts of West Africa, health officials are intensifying their efforts on the ground. Now included in their arsenal is a mobile phone application that promises... Read more
20 October 2014
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MONROVIA, Liberia – Thirty-six year old Comfort Fayiah, in Monrovia, Liberia, never imagined her pregnancy would end the way it did – with her giving birth on the side of the road, in a heavy downpour, to twins. The... Read more
3 October 2014
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CONAKRY/NEW YORK – Panic over the Ebola outbreak in Guinea has inflamed distrust of health officials, impeding access to critical health services. UNFPA is reaching out to journalists and community leaders to dispel... Read more
14 October 2014
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KAILAHUN/NEW YORK – As Ebola infections continue to escalate at an alarming rate in West Africa, UNFPA-trained contact tracers in Sierra Leone are playing a vital role in mitigating the public health crisis. Ebola is... Read more
11 August 2014
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - In May, Sierra Leone detected its first-ever case of Ebola, the deadly and contagious haemorrhagic disease. By the end of July, the country had surpassed neighbouring Guinea, where the break was... Read more
23 November 2011
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GUINEA — The rite of female genital mutilation/cutting may be hard to end, but it is slowly happening in at least one corner of eastern Guinea, Guinée Forestière, in West Africa. A programme of UNFPA and UNICEF on... Read more
29 June 2011
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MALABO, Equatorial Guinea—A cross-section of African youth volunteers today made a passionate plea to African leaders and UN representatives to give them a chance to work to develop their continent. The African youth... Read more
16 August 2010
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GABU, Guinea Bissau – One of the first people to greet Catarina Furtado here was an infant named in her honour. Baby Catarina was the first infant delivered by Caesarean section at the surgical unit that Ms. Furtado, a... Read more

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