27 January 2016
News
DAKAR, Senegal – On a hot summer day in December 2015, Khady, a quiet 19-year-old, approached a lively crowd of Senegalese youth gathered on a beach in Keur Massar, a development near Dakar. She listened attentively as... Read more
14 October 2014
News
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
24 January 2014
News
More than 130 experts from 46 countries around the world gathered in Dakar, Senegal, this week to discuss results achieved in 2013 with the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.  Building on a very... Read more
23 June 2014
News
DAKAR, Senegal – Asta Gaye was bleeding too much, said the traditional birth attendant in Diomande Walo, a Fulani village in northern Senegal. It was still dark on the morning of 30 September 2013, and Ms. Gaye had been... Read more
7 December 2011
News
DAKAR, Senegal – The 2,400 experts, leaders and advocates attending the second International Conference on Family Planning here called for scaling up best practices to face the high demand for family planning that goes... Read more
31 January 2012
News
PATA, Senegal — As Senegal edges closer to becoming the first African country to fully abandon female genital mutilation/cutting, younger women are supporting campaigns to change social norms surrounding the practice.... Read more
30 November 2011
News
DAKAR, Senegal – The second International Conference on Family Planning opened yesterday in the capital here, aiming to draw on renewed political support and funding for family planning, as well as highlighting new... Read more
23 December 2011
News
DAKAR — The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, donated medical equipment valuing about $1.5 million to Senegal, handing over the gift to the president, Abdoulaye Wade, early this month at a ceremony in the capital.... Read more
17 October 2011
In the News
SARE HAROUNA, Senegal — When Aissatou Kande was a little girl, her family followed a tradition considered essential to her suitability to marry. Her clitoris was sliced off with nothing to dull the pain. But on her... Read more
13 October 2011
In the News
DAKAR — Talibouya Ka, Muslim leader (imam) of the Omar Kane mosque in the Medina neighbourhood of the Senegalese capital Dakar, encourages his followers to procreate as much as they can. “There are imams who are for... Read more

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