20 November 2017
News
Midwives attend to clients in Sindh Province. Midwifery training and support is empowering women and saving lives. © UNFPA Pakistan
TANDO MOHAMMAD KHAN/NAUSHAHARO FEROZE, Pakistan – Aashu Tresa, 32, remembers when becoming a mother was a life-or-death proposition. When she was growing up, no one in her rural village, Misree Kolhi, gave birth under... Read more
4 November 2014
News
PUNJAB PROVINCE, Pakistan – When torrential rains flooded Asma Bibi’s village last month, the pregnant 18 year old was able to reach a rural health centre in the neighbouring Jhang District, where she received basic... Read more
28 July 2014
News
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Kiran Azeem Khan, 30, and her five children were forced to flee their home in Miran Shah, in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency, after military operations commenced there in late June. They left... Read more
27 September 2013
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York — Farwa Khalil’s parents could not afford her education costs, so she was pulled out of eighth grade to be married. Luckily, her aunt saved her by paying the expenses, and Farwa is now back in... Read more
4 October 2012
In the News
LAHORE --- Muhammad Shahzad Khan, the 27-year-old founder and executive director of Chanan Development Association, told an audience of 500 in New York that young people in Pakistan are ready to make their society... Read more
1 June 2012
News
As documented in its 2011 Annual Report, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund was the largest single donor to UNFPA humanitarian efforts in 2011. CERF is a humanitarian fund established by the United... Read more
20 March 2012
News
The world is connected as never before. Radio reaches even the most remote and vulnerable, and the number of mobile phones has grown exponentially over the past decade. Still, as recent emergencies in Pakistan and Japan... Read more
17 April 2012
In the News
KARACHI --- It was personal experience that turned Gul Bano and her cleric husband, Ahmed Khan, into ambassadors against early marriage and its worst corollary – obstetric fistula which allows excretory matter to flow... Read more
28 July 2011
News
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — One year after Pakistan's worst flooding in decades, UNFPA continues to deliver comprehensive reproductive health care as part of one of its largest-ever humanitarian response efforts. In August... Read more
23 March 2011
News
KARACHI, Pakistan — At least 150,000 women in Pakistan suffer from obstetric fistula — damage to the bladder or large intestine caused by obstructed labour. Because of fistula, they leak urine and/or feces... Read more

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