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10 December 2018

“Invest in young people to reap demographic dividend”

Harare, 10 December 2015 –The Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today launched findings of the Demographic Dividend (DD) Study which calls for... Read more

26 November 2018

Mobile Cervical Cancer screening clinics helping reach women in rural Nyanga with essential services

Nyanga, Zimbabwe, 26 November -  *Dorcas Katima, (48) slowly walks into the medical examination rooms at Nyanga District Hospital. She looks nervous but the nurse gently holds her arm and reassures... Read more

9 November 2018

Manufacturing condoms in Africa: an urgent health and economic priority

As development partners, governments, donors, experts and other agencies gather in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15 November for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo,... Read more

31 October 2018

End exclusion of youth, if we want a better tomorrow

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“Sexual assault and embarrassment are the risks that adolescent girls face when dealing with menstruation hygiene in emergency settings, due to the lack of separation... Read more

26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend - State of World Population 2018 launch in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more

17 October 2018
Press Release

The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development, new UNFPA report shows

    The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development, new UNFPA report shows   UNITED NATIONS, New York/Zimbabwe, 17 October 2018— The power... Read more

5 October 2018

Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more

4 October 2018

Cholera in Zimbabwe: “Education we are getting from these campaigns can help us save lives”

Harare, Zimbabwe, 4 October, 2018—As Zimbabwe battles a cholera outbreak, UNFPA, the United Populations Fund, is providing dignity kits to women and girls in the affected areas and supporting cholera... Read more

26 September 2018
Press Release

UNFPA, partners call for greater investment in Family Planning

Harare, Zimbabwe, 26 September, 2018 – On World Contraceptive Day the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Zimbabwe have called for greater investment in Family Planning to... Read more

12 September 2018

Responding to GBV in emergencies essential

Harare, Zimbabwe, 11 September, 2018 – Considering the impact of Gender Based Violence (GBV) is essential when preparing for disasters and emergencies, gender experts attending a workshop on how best... Read more