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28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

21 April 2020

UNFPA hygiene kits restoring dignity

WINDHOEK, Namibia – UNFPA Namibia, with funding from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), recently provided essential hygiene and sanitation items in the form of a “dignity kit... Read more

6 March 2020

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

13 February 2020

“Family planning must be available to every woman who needs it, including adolescent girls” – Health Minister

WINDHOEK, Namibia  - “Women and girls need to have access to suitable, reliable and effective family planning methods and commodities to plan for birth spacing and prevent unintended and teenage... Read more

7 February 2020

Humanitarian workers benefit from sensitization workshop on prevention of sexual exploitation

WINDHOEK -  Namibia, About 146 humanitarian workers from Kavango East and West regions benefited from the sensitization training on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), held in Rundu... Read more

22 November 2019

UNFPA conducts annual programme review meeting with partners

WINDHOEK, Namibia - The United Nation Namibia Country Office and its implementing partners on 20 – 22 November 2019 conducted a Joint Annual Programme Review Meeting to evaluate progress made on the... Read more

14 November 2019
Part of the Namibian delegation that represented the country at the Summit.

Landmark Nairobi Summit on ICPD takes place in Kenya

WINDHOEK, Namibia - Over 9000 conference participants from around the world gathered in the capital of Kenya between 12 – 14 November 2019 to celebrate the 25th commemoration of the ground breaking... Read more

28 October 2019

AfriYAN convenes strategic planning meeting

WINDHOEK, Namibia - UNFPA actively empowers and engages young people in its work and advocates for full participation of youth in order to reach their full potential. To this end, UNFPA has been... Read more

19 September 2019

Maternal mental health matters! Let’s act now

WINDHOEK, Namibia —“Around one in five women will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth, but maternal mental health disorders are treatable.”  This was... Read more

10 September 2019

Africa launch of UNFPA’s Global Midwifery Strategy 2018–2030

WINDHOEK, Namibia – The UNFPA Global Midwifery Strategy for 2018–2030 was launched today at the Safari Hotel ahead of the International Confederation of Midwifery (ICM) Regional Conference.   The new... Read more