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UNFPA Recommits to ICPD25 Commitment and Plan of Action

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit New York, 12 November 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations, international financial institutions and the private sector […]

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Africa Diaspora Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

A mighty Iroko in the Nigerian health sector has fallen: A tribute to the late Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

“I shall not mourn you! Not at all. You were a blessing. Your footprints are large but your humanity much larger. First, I shall thank you for all you have done, not only for me but for so many others. Then I shall celebrate you for what is left of my life and work. A […]

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Osotimehin-former Nigerian health minister to head UNFPA

Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, predecessor of the current Nigerian health minister has been appointed to head the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the agency announced recently. Professor Osotimehin was serving as provost of the College of Medicine until his new appointment. He takes over from Dr Thoraya Obaid, a Saudi Arabian anthropologist whose tenure comes to […]