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Investing in three transformative results: Realizing powerful returns

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This research publication shares the economic returns in investing in transformative results committed by UNFPA: ending unmet need for family planning; ending preventable maternal deaths; and ending harmful practices. Overall, the research shows that investing in UNFPA transformative results brings powerful returns by 2050.

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Rapid Review of Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care Systems in East and Southern Africa

Rapid Review of Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care Systems in East and Southern Africa

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This new report provides an overview of population ageing and health trends in 23 countries in East and Southern Africa, and assesses the readiness and responsiveness of health, social welfare and long-term care systems to ageing and the needs of older people in the region.

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 Country Summary Reports – Kenya

Rapid Review of Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care Systems in East and Southern Africa: Country Summary Report – Kenya

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This report provides an overview of population ageing and health trends in Kenya, and assesses the readiness and responsiveness of health, social welfare and long-term care systems to ageing and the needs of older people in the country. It assesses the state of frameworks and structures in place to support healthy ageing and provides a set of recommendations to inform policy development and strategic interventions going forward.

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Country Summary Reports - Ethiopia

Rapid Review of Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care Systems in East and Southern Africa: Country Summary Report - Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is the largest country in East and Southern Africa (ESA) in terms of population size, with a total projected population of almost 115 million in 2020 (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2019). Of this population, approximately 5.3 per cent or around 6.1 million people are over the age of 60 years, making it the country in ESA with the largest population of older people. In-line with demographic trends elsewhere in the region, this proportion is projected to rise to 9.1 per cent by 2050.

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Country Summary Reports – Lesotho

Rapid Review of Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care Systems in East and Southern Africa: Country Summary Report – Lesotho

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This report provides an overview of population ageing and health trends in Lesotho, and assesses the readiness and responsiveness of health, social welfare and long-term care systems to ageing and the needs of older people in the country. It assesses the state of frameworks and structures in place to support healthy ageing and provides a set of recommendations to inform policy development and strategic interventions going forward.

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Country Summary Reports – Mauritius

Rapid Review of Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care Systems in East and Southern Africa: Country Summary Report – Mauritius

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This report provides an overview of population ageing and health trends in Mauritius, and assesses the readiness and responsiveness of health, social welfare and long-term care systems to ageing and the needs of older people in the country. It assesses the state of frameworks and structures in place to support healthy ageing and provides a set of recommendations to inform policy development and strategic interventions going forward.

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Country Summary Reports – Rwanda

Rapid Review of Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care Systems in East and Southern Africa: Country Summary Report – Rwanda

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This report provides an overview of population ageing and health trends in Rwanda, and assesses the readiness and responsiveness of health, social welfare and long-term care systems to ageing and the needs of older people in the country. It assesses the state of frameworks and structures in place to support healthy ageing and provides a set of recommendations to inform policy development and strategic interventions going forward.

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Country Summary Reports – South Africa

Rapid Review of Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care Systems in East and Southern Africa: Country Summary Report – South Africa

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This report provides an overview of population ageing and health trends in South Africa, and assesses the readiness and responsiveness of health, social welfare and long-term care systems to ageing and the needs of older people in the country. It assesses the state of frameworks and structures in place to support healthy ageing and provides a set of recommendations to inform policy development and strategic interventions going forward.

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Delivering and Sustaining in the New Normal

Delivering and Sustaining in the New Normal

Annual Report

This report highlights achievements made in 2021 and the overall performance analysis of Phase III (2018 – 2021). It outlines the challenges and opportunities in the efforts led by UNFPA and UNICEF to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) and showcases the programme’s commitment to shifting approaches and creating positive impacts.

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Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme Annual Narrative Progress Report 2021

Annual Report

The Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme is a global partnership between the United Nations, the European Union and the African Union with a continental scope that enhances a regional approach to end violence against women and girls, sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, as well as strengthening sexual and reproductive health and rights. This report provides an overview of the progress, achievements, challenges and lessons of the regional programme in 2021, as well as results built on progress made in 2020.

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