Contact Address Details:
United Nations Population Fund
Banjul area Head Office address
5 Kofi Annan Street
Cape Point, Bakau
PO Box 553 Banjul
Tel no: +220 4494760
The United Nations Population Fund's assistance in The Gambia
began in 1972 with support to the 19973 Population Census,
the provision of contraceptives supplies, vehicles and equipment,
the strengthening of Maternal and Child health/Family Planning
(MCHFP) services & communication activities.
Since then, better registration and reporting systems have
been developed to improve data collection and the information
base for demographic analysis.
The Fund also helped the Government to recognise and improve
health care services in rural areas by strengthening seven
major Health Centres in the five administrative divisions
of the country as focus for health development. Training of
staff at the central level to improve technical and managerial
skills has been given priority through fellowships in management
training and contraceptive technology.