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23 May 2020
News

Life after a second chance at survival - escaping the grip of Obstetric Fistula

For every woman, everywhere, pregnancy and childbirth should be a journey filled with love, joy and hope. However, for nearly 2 million women around the world, this experience is taken away by one of... Read more

23 May 2020
Statement

End gender inequality! End health inequities! End fistula now!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2020 Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains... Read more

19 May 2020
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Advancing women and youth participation in decision making during COVID-19 and beyond

Attaining sustainable peace goes hand in hand with ensuring a healthy and dignified population. Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of advancing women and youth representation... Read more

18 May 2020
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UNFPA supports quarantined individuals and recognises efforts of frontline health workers

On 18 May 2020, UNFPA The Gambia supported the Ministry of Health with 100 dignity kits for individuals currently under quarantine, in order to ensure their wellbeing and safety. The items contained... Read more

8 May 2020
News

Dignity Kits improve wellbeing and meet hygiene needs of women and girls amid COVID-19

During emergency situations like The Gambia is experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the essential needs of women and girls are often and easily neglected. This is why, UNFPA The Gambia... Read more

5 May 2020
News

“This is who we are as midwives we save lives”

Meet Fatou Joof, a Midwife at the Serrekunda Health Center, a facility located in the largest urban center in The Gambia, about 12 kilometres from The Gambian capital city, Banjul. The facility... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born. ... Read more

15 April 2020
News

Motorcycles and other equipment presented to the Ministry of Health to support COVID-19 surveillance and contact tracing

Responding to the Ministry of Health’s request for support to strengthen contact tracing and surveillance of COVID-19 in The Gambia, UNFPA on 15 April 2020 presented 10 motorcycles, helmets and other... Read more

6 April 2020
News

Supporting the National COVID-19 Response through the development of communication material

Of course the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is no longer news anywhere in the world and The Gambia is no exception. For the first few months of its spread in various parts of the globe, the... Read more

26 March 2020
News

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more

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