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UNFPA's support to the National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Technical Reports and Document

This one-pager summarises UNFPA The Gambia's support to the government of The Gambia's National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, which is based on three strategic interventions:

  • Ensure continuity of sexual and reproductive health services
  • Addressing Gender Based Violence and providing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
  • Support women and young people live dignified lives

These interventions are hinged upon the accelerators identified in the UNFPA Global COVID-19 Response Plan and will be driven by the Country Office's participation and contribution to the government’s COVID-19 response through the following committees:

  • Risk Communication and Community Engagement
  • Case Management
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Logistics
  • Surveillance and Contact Tracing
  • MHPSS and GBV

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UNFPA The Gambia COVID-19 Response Plan

Technical Reports and Document

As a strong partner to the Government of The Gambia, UNFPA’s support to the National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan is guided by the WHO COVID-19 Strategic Action Plan and is anchored on the UNFPA Global Response Plan which seeks to focus strategic investments in limiting human-to-human transmission, mitigating the impact of the pandemic on the healthcare system by focusing on sexual and reproductive health at the level of affected communities, and ensuring the prevention of gender based violence.

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The Parallel Pandemic: Domestic and Gender Based Violence during COVID-19 in The Gambia

Technical Reports and Document

This Policy Brief focuses on how women and girls in The Gambia can be impacted by domestic and gender based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recommendations to address this.

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Costing the Three Transformative Results

Publication

Costing the Three Transformative Results focuses on new research to estimate the costs associated the global effort led by UNFPA to: (a) end preventable maternal deaths, (b) end the unmet need for family planning, and (c) end gender-based violence and all harmful practices, including child marriage and female genital mutilation.

This new analysis goes beyond calculating costs; it also identifies the specific interventions needed to achieve these three transformative results by 2030 – the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – including developing country investment cases and costing of the work of UNFPA country programmes. This publication contains the methodologies and resulting cost estimates towards the achievement of each result. 

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UNFPA The Gambia Quarterly Newsletter (October - December) 2019

Newsletter

We give you final edition of our quarterly newsletter in 2019 covering the period between October and December 2019. This was a very interesting period for the CO, especially with progress on our peacebuilding projects implemented by our partners in The Gambia. We engaged in a series of youth driven activities geared towards promoting our work and supporting young people reach their fullest potentials.

In #DeliveringForTheGambia we acknowledge the importance and importance of partnerships and strategic programming set to target key population groups to ensure we achieve the results for and with The Gambia.

Read how we have contributed to the sustainable peace and other key intervention areas in The Gambia in this issue.

We hope you enjoy catching up on the exciting things we continue to work on.

Happy reading! 

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UNFPA The Gambia Quarterly Newsletter (July - September) 2019

Newsletter

Welcome to another edition of our quarterly newsletter, covering the period between July and September 2019. During this period, we engaged in series of activities geared towards promoting our work, and also supported various initiatives led by our partners in The Gambia. We recognise that our #DeliveringForTheGambia agenda cannot be realised, without strategic partnerships. Thus, in this issue, a highlight of our engagements is a celebration of the partnerships we have built and nurtured in the country, as we commemorate fifty (50) years of our existence as an agency this year. 

We hope you enjoy catching up on the exciting things we continue to work on.

Happy reading! 

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Report of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem's Visit to The Gambia

Newsletter

This report summarises highlights of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem's visit to The Gambia from the 8 to 10 August 2019. Her visit is part of efforts to mobilise governments' commitments to the ICPD agenda, as we head to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD+25 in November 2019. Dr. Kanem began her engagements in the country with a Youth Bantaba with Gambian Young People dubbed "Road to Nairobi Temperature Check with Dr Natlai Kanem" and this was followed by a UNFPA@50 Partnership Celebration Dinner, hosted by the government of The Gambia. Some major highlights of her visit also include her courtesy visit to H.E. the President of The Gambia Mr. Adama barrow, and the meeting with the National Population Council.

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The Gambia National Report on the Five Year Review of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Beyond 2014

Technical Reports and Document

The 1994 Cairo Conference or ICPD adopted a new Programme of Action (PoA) as a guide for national and international action in population and development for the next 20 years. The PoA emphasises the enduring link between population on one hand and development on the other hand; and introduced for the first time the concepts of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. The African consensus on the ICPD beyond 2014, is known as the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD).

This National report reviews the progress and evaluates the extent to which The Gambia has fulfilled the commitments reflected in the AADPD over the past five years. The country’s prospects for harnessing the demographic dividend are also assessed.

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UNFPA The Gambia Quarterly Newsletter (April - June) 2019

Newsletter

We bring you some highlights of our activities over the course of the second quarter of the year (April to June 2019).

Enjoy reading!

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State of World Population 2019

State of World Population Report

Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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