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9 February 2016
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UNFPA And The Guardian Present The First Pan-african Award For Reporting On Female Genital Mutilation

“My father forced me to get married to an older man almost his age. The old man gave him 20 cows. I tried to run away from that old man, but my father warned me that he would beat me to death if he... Read more

1 January 2016
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A Look Back At UNFPA In 2015

JANUARY: Scale-up of Humanitarian intervention in Nigeria’s North East In 2015, UNFPA further scaled up its humanitarian response in the North East, targeting 4.5million beneficiaries of the 14.... Read more

1 January 2016
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6 Ways UNFPA Has Made A Difference In Nigeria

1. Access to Maternal Health Limited access to health care services is a contributing factor to high maternal mortality in Nigeria. Every year about 33,000 women and girls die from pregnancy... Read more

1 January 2016
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Reducing Early Marriage In Nigeria Through The Adolescent Girl Initiative

Zainab, was 13 years old when she saw her first menstrual cycle. She remembers having cramps in her abdomen but that was overshadowed by her mother’s joy, “you are now a woman”, her mother said,... Read more

1 December 2015
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2015 National Family Planning Conference Convened

A 2 day national consultative conference on family planning programming in Nigeria was held in December. The conference was hosted by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in partnership... Read more

7 September 2015
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UNFPA Strengthens Access To Reproductive Health Services In The North East

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in partnership with the Government of Japan and the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN-CERF) has flagged off the distribution of 11, 000... Read more

24 August 2015
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Improving The Rights Of The Girl Child Should A Priority For All Says Ban Ki-moon The UN Secretary General

“We are committed to ensuring that every adolescent girl, regardless of her age, culture or background has access to equitable and quality education and importantly expresses her right to live and... Read more

15 July 2015
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Inauguration Of The Youth Participatory Platform

Our mandate is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. At the core of this mandate is the active participation... Read more

15 July 2015
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Engaging Nigerian Youths As Advocates For Adolescent Reproductive Health Issues

Ratidzai Ndlovu the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Nigeria said that the youth are effective drivers of change when they are empowered and given the right opportunities.... Read more

9 July 2015
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UNFPA Donates Training Arm Models Worth $1 Million To All 98 Midwifery Schools In Nigeria

The United Nations Development Organization donated training arm models worth $1 million to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria for the 98 midwifery schools in the country. The equipment... Read more

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