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On 1 March, the Ministry of Health reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Mongolia, which brings the confirmed number of cases to 2,952; and represents a spike of almost four-fold in one month. Ulaanbaatar city remains the epicentre of infection with local transmission in 15 provinces.

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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ulaanbaatar city has been rapidly increasing since 1 February, requiring the Government to take extreme measures, including a strict lockdown, to control the infection rate in the city. The lockdown in Ulaanbaatar city started at 6am on 11 February and lasted until 6am on 23 February; public celebrations and gatherings for the Lunar New Year were banned. Child protection centres and One Stop Service Centres (OSSCs) were among the list of businesses and services that were allowed to operate during the lockdown.

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The Government has reported that it has full control over the spread of COVID-19 infections in the countryside, but there has been a rapid rise of cluster infections in Ulaanbaatar city, detected through contact tracing, testing and active surveillance. The clusters include state and private hospitals, bank branches, car dealers, persons living in apartment complexes, pharmacies, and other business settings, confirming there is community transmission in Ulaanbaatar city.

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UNFPA Mongolia COVID-19 SitRep #8 December 16 - 31, 2020

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UNFPA Mongolia COVID-19 SitRep #7 December 1 - 15, 2020

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Since 15 November, the State Emergency Commission (SEC) has identified a total of eight clusters of COVID-19 transmission: two in Ulaanbaatar City and one in Selenge, Darkhan-Uul, Gobisumber, Orkhon, Dornogobi and Arkhangai provinces respectively. The clusters are linked with close and secondary contacts of an index case of COVID-19. The government has taken swift action including contact tracing, the immediate testing of identified contacts, the isolation of contacts, quarantine, and treatment of positive cases.

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This research estimates the economic costs of IPV for women, households, communities and the economy as a whole. Focusing primarily on tangible monetary costs, estimates of out-of-pocket costs, foregone income, care work loss, and productivity loss due to any form of IPV have been produced. In addition, the resource requirements for addressing DV, which is inclusive of IPV, are estimated.

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UNFPA Mongolia COVID-19 SitRep #5 is covering the Country Office's COVID-19 preparedness and response from 1 to 15 November 2020.

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UNFPA Mongolia COVID-19 SitRep #3 October 1 - 31 2020

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UNFPA Mongolia COVID-19 SitRep #3 is covering the Country Office's COVID-19 preparedness and response from 1 to 31 September 2020.

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