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ICPD25 UNFPA WCARO Photo Book - This book of photo essays highlights some of the work that UNFPA’s West and Central Africa regional office has been engaged since it was set up in 2013 in Dakar, Senegal. View the photo book here It is also in celebration of two milestones of immense importance globally as well as in Africa the 50th anniversary of the setting up ... Read More
UNFPA WCARO Demographic Dividend App - We look forward to sharing the UNFPA WCARO Demographic Dividend mobile app for the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. Please find the link to download the Event App below, providing you with helpful information, meeting agenda and links you will need to make the event run smoothly. Get it on Google Play Download on the Apple App Store Access via web ... Read More
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene – A fundamental necessity of primary health services - Essential Elements in Response to Global Health Care Inequalities By Anthony Rock As global leaders of governments, industry, finance, and development converged on New York City for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the crisis of global inequality was in sharp focus.  Commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, established in 2015, remain woefully unfulfilled, even as ... Read More
Global Fund Steps Up the Fight, Exceeding USD 14 Billion Replenishment Target in the Fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - In 2002, the year the Global Fund was founded, the world was a different place. Three diseases, HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, were at their peak and causing millions of deaths per year. Seventeen years later, the Global Fund has established itself as the largest funder of health programs to combat the three diseases in the world. The Global Fund reported ... Read More
Looking ahead to ICPD25: Partnerships for empowering women & girls - The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will take place from November 12-14. This summit, recognizing the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, will be co-convened by the governments of Kenya and Denmark as well as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). This year is also the 50th anniversary of UNFPA. The aim of the ... Read More
Celebrating success of #GlobalAMRChallenge: Year-long initiative to combat growing threat of antibiotic resistance culminates with UNGA event - According to the CDC, in the U.S. alone, at least 23,000 people die each year from the more than two million resistant infections that occur In September 2016, world leaders convened at the UN General Assembly to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at a high-level meeting. This represented only the fourth time in history that a health topic has been the ... Read More