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18 May 2021
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The Gambia Demographic and Health Survey Highlights Progress in Family Planning, Maternal Health, and Nutrition

BANJUL, 18 May 2021 - The Gambia has made notable progress in many health and development indicators according to the just-released 2019-20 Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS). The 2019-20 GDHS is... Read more

18 May 2021
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Vice President of The Gambia launches the findings of the 2019-20 Demographic and Health Survey

Studying population trends and documenting population data is critical for national planning and decision making. UNFPA supports population data collection across countries including in The Gambia... Read more

11 May 2021
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Mobilising Gambian voices in the development of the UNFPA Strategic Plan 2022-2015

In The Gambia, UNFPA plays a leading role in data generation and management. Over the years, the Country Office has built partnerships with youth, women’s and religious networks and civil society... Read more

5 May 2021
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Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health... Read more

31 March 2021
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Ensuring rights and choices for those furthest behind, one community at a time

I am a woman. I know what it feels like to have a voice, to have the power to choose when and how many children me and my husband want to have. Every woman should have that opportunity. This is the... Read more

26 March 2021
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Community conversations to foster social cohesion with youth at the center

Attaining social cohesion and sustainable peace are critical towards realising the ideals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advancing the fundamental rights and freedoms of all. In... Read more

24 March 2021
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Humanitarian aid presented to IDPs including pregnant women in Batokunku amid Sanyang tensions

276 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) including 27 pregnant and lactating women were on 24 March 2021 provided humanitarian support in the form of dignity kits, food supplies, clothing and sanitary... Read more

23 March 2021
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Youth Minister, UNFPA launch UN Peacebuilding project on youth programming

Young people represent over 65% of The Gambia’s population with a majority of them marginalised politically, socially and economically due to their limited representation in leadership and decision... Read more

12 March 2021
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Supporting communities to devise measures for resolving climate induced conflict affecting women and youth

Climate Change is impacting everyone, everywhere especially the poor, vulnerable and those lacking the resources to adapt. In The Gambia, these groups are mainly of women and young people due socio-... Read more

12 March 2021
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Community conversations explore the gendered impact of climate-induced vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities influenced by climate change and its impact on lives, livelihoods and communities are most felt by the demography that is already often left behind, particularly women. As a result,... Read more

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