The New Dawn (Monrovia)

13 February 2013

Liberia: GOL, UNFPA Sign Country Program

The Government of Liberia, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will on Thursday 14, February launch the 2013-2017 UNFPA Country Program for Liberia at a local hotel in Monrovia.

The Country Program outlines UNFPA's contribution to the Government's development agenda in the areas of women's health and rights, youth and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and data for development planning for the next 5 years.

They include the provision of comprehensive adolescent sexual and reproductive health services; emergency obstetric care services including fistula; facility and community-based family planning services; increased skilled attendants at birth; as well as data to support policies and reproductive health services; and gender equality and reproductive rights.

The 2013-2017 Country program is the fourth UNFPA Country Program for Liberia. The launch of the program coincides with the signing of the 2013 Annual Work Plan with partners of the Government of Liberia, including the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare, Gender and Development, Youth and Sports and Education.

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