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23 June 2022
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A midwife at the Serekunda Health Centre attends to a pregnant woman during a routine antenatal clinic

Op-Ed: Until we guarantee safe birth for every woman in The Gambia, we cannot rest!

By Ms. Ndéye Rose Sarr, UNFPA The Gambia Country Representative on attaining a zero fistula Gambia by 2030 Pregnancy and childbirth are meant to be beautiful experiences filled with incomparable... Read more

28 May 2022
News
Adolescent girls hold a panel discussion as part of the MHD Symposium

Menstrual Hygiene Day: opportunity to accelerate an end to period shaming and pad poverty

Promoting the menstrual health and hygiene of girls and women is vital to their empowerment and wellbeing. According to a 2021 World Bank report, an estimated 500 million women and girls around the... Read more

26 May 2022
News
Elizabeth Kinta Gomez a participant speaking at the Townhall Meeting

Creating spaces for conversations to advance the youth development agenda

The achievement of national development, effective humanitarian action, peace and security demand the inclusion of young people in developmental processes. In The Gambia today, more than half of the... Read more

23 May 2022
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Her Excellency the 1st Lady Madam Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow delivering the campaign launch statement

Zero Fistula Gambia Campaign to empower women and bring hope to communities

Obstetric Fistula affects the psychological and physical health of women and girls. It is a sensitive condition which relegates women to social exclusion and isolation, adverse discrimination, and... Read more

20 May 2022
Press Release
Nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended—a global crisis, says new UNFPA report

2022 State of World Population highlights urgent need to tackle unintended pregnancies

BANJUL 20 May 2022 – Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million each year throughout the world, are unintended. For most of the women and girls affected, the most life-altering... Read more

20 May 2022
News
UNFPA, Government of The Gambia launch the 2022 State of World Population

UNFPA, Government of The Gambia launch the 2022 State of World Population

On Friday 20th May 2022, UNFPA The Gambia in collaboration with the National Population Commission Secretariat, held the in-country launch of the 2022 State of World Population report. This annual... Read more

10 May 2022
News
Fostering conversations between youth in farming communities: a tool for mitigating climate related tensions

Fostering conversations between youth in farming communities: a tool for mitigating climate related tensions

Young people are a nation’s most valuable resource. They are the present, the future and have the power to engineer progressive development. In The Gambia today, more than half of the people is made... Read more

9 May 2022
News
Joanna Mendy works with the Network against Gender based Violence and is one of the 20 participants trained on the MISP

Humanitarian preparedness to enhance protection of women and girls in crisis situations

Crisis situations have a major negative impact on women and girls around the globe. They bear the brunt of such situations due to their social, cultural, and economic standing in society. It is... Read more

5 May 2022
News

Midwifery – a source of fulfillment for Yama and Yusupha

Midwives are key players in the prevention of maternal and newborn deaths. Their contributions towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be overemphasised. They can deliver up to 87... Read more

5 April 2022
Press Release

UNFPA Representative Presents Credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

BANJUL 5 April 2022 – The honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara has today, Tuesday 5 April 2022 received credentials of the new... Read more

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