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02 Jun 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Introduction

The Muskoka Fund was set up in response to an urgent call for action to improve the health of mothers, newborns, children and young people.

The call was made at the 2010 G8 in Canada, in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals of 2015, and taken on by the French Government.

27 Jan 2017 description
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An estimated 1 million women live with obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of prolonged obstructed labor, and thousands of new case develop each year. Life-restoring treatment for women with fistula is available at the health facilities on this map

17 Jan 2017 description
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Sommaire du rapport annuel

Message du Directeur Régional

Les politiciens, les dirigeants et les parties prenantes d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sont clairs. Nous devons faire passer les jeunes d’abord si nous vou- lons maîtriser le dividende démographique, établir la résilience et transformer notre région pour réaliser les objectifs de développement durable et l’Afrique que nous voulons.

17 Jan 2017 description
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Executive Summary

Message from the Regional Director

Politicians, leaders and stakeholders across West and Central Africa are clear. We must put young people first if we are to harness the demographic dividend, build resilience and transform our region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa We Want.

26 Sep 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

UNITED NATIONS, New York/COTONOU, Benin – A coalition of reproductive health organizations is sounding the alarm over the unmet contraceptive needs of hundreds of millions of people. Lack of funding for contraceptives is placing millions of women’s lives at risk.

In many developing countries, donor funding is required to make contraceptives available. Yet funding for these life-saving commodities has persistently fallen short.

28 Sep 2015 description
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The crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency threatens to undermine development throughout the region.

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN Population Fund

KIGALI, Rwanda - Experts in adolescent reproductive health from ten African countries converged here today to share information and harmonize programming that can improve the lives of young people.

The meeting was opened by the Minister of Health Dr. Richard Sezibera of Rwanda, a country whose extraordinary development progress in the last decade has confounded all expectations.

"Like other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, a majority of our people, are young... It only makes sense that our programming should focus on them," said the minister.

06 Sep 2005 description
report UN Population Fund

AGAME, Benin - When violence erupted following Togo's presidential elections, Akpene Adankpo only had time to gather up her five girls before fleeing with her family across the border into neighbouring Benin.

"They were firing guns in the quarter. They were killing people," said Akpene who escaped the fighting with her husband and five daughters, ages eight to one-and-a-half. "We were afraid to be victims so we fled.