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UNFPA ratifies support for Cuba’s programs for development

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UNFPA ratifies support for Cuba’s programs for development

Havana, Feb 10(Prensa Latina) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) maintains its commitment to supporting Cuba in its agenda and central programs for development, UNFPA Country Director Alanna Armitage said on Thursday.
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Speaking at the stocktaking meeting to evaluate the implementation of the UNFPA’s country program with the Cuban Government in 2021, held virtually, the representative favored strengthening partnerships between key institutions and organizations to address the main challenges.

She highlighted the UNFPA’s contribution to address phenomena such as teenagers’ pregnancy, initiatives for the health of pregnant women, as well as for the prevention of gender-based violence.

Armitage said that in the ninth cycle of cooperation with the Cuban Government, the agency will also support the generation of data and research, as well as the work of the National Statistics and Information Office.

Likewise, the director for Cuba insisted that the UNFPA will follow up on the country program, with emphasis on the fulfillment of the goals and the search for collective solutions to the challenges.

She mentioned a preliminary version of the update of the National Comprehensive Program for Adolescent Health Care, and the training of health personnel, teachers, communication professionals and people involved in counseling.

The Fund’s contribution also included the procurement of contraceptives to support family planning services, as well as antibiotics and personal protective equipment.

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