News on Maternal health

16 November 2017
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Women and girls are waiting for a fistula repair at Maiduguri’s State Specialist Hospital © Anne Wittenberg/UNFPA
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – “One week after I delivered my second child, I realized that there was an issue,” Aisha told UNFPA from her hospital bed in Maiduguri, in north-east Nigeria. She had developed an obstetric fistula,... Read more
8 November 2017
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Romam Pchuek reaches out to pregnant women in Ratanakiri, encouraging them to seek appropriate care. © UNFPA/ Matthew Taylor
RATANAKIRI, Cambodia – In the remote farming village of Sakreang, in Cambodia’s far north-east, Romam Pcheuk visits pregnant women in their homes. “I keep my eye on the girls who are pale, and those that get pregnant... Read more
7 November 2017
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El UNFPA trabaja con grupos de jóvenes para proporcionar información y servicios de salud sexual y reproductiva. Un examen de VIH apoyado por el UNFPA para jóvenes en Moroni. © UNFPA Comoras
MORONI, Comoras – Sara * tenía 17 años cuando descubrió que estaba embarazada. Vivía en un pueblo rural en las Comoras, llevó todo el embarazo en secreto, y luego dio a luz en el baño de un hospital. "Nuestra sociedad... Read more
2 November 2017
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Anya Shevko with her daughter Nastya. The family struggled to obtain wheelchair-accessible reproductive health services. Photographed by Denis Zelenko for Imena  Magazine
MOZYR, Belarus – When Anya Shevko, 29, became pregnant, she had to weigh herself at a recycling centre because the local maternity clinic did not have suitable scales. Even visiting the clinic was difficult because Anya... Read more
27 October 2017
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Mothers share their stories with a UNFPA staff at Ulakan Camp. © UNFPA Indonesia/Nun Sol Jang
ULAKAN CAMP, Indonesia – Escalating volcanic activity at Mount Agung in Bali prompted Indonesian authorities to issue an SOS alert, the highest-level warning, on 22 September. By 6 October, over 139,000 people had been... Read more
20 October 2017
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Horrific accounts of rape and other forms of sexual violence have been widely reported. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naymuzzaman Prince
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – “My sister was killed after gang rape in front of me, and they threw hot water on my body,” Fatima*, 30, told a case worker at a UNFPA-supported women-friendly space in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh... Read more
23 October 2017
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Natalia dropped out of school after becoming pregnant. © UNFPA/Ruth Carr
ALIEU, Timor-Leste – “I knew a little bit about how a baby is made, but not too much,” said Natalia, 19, in Alieu, the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste. Her 1-year-old daughter, Afeena, was sleeping nearby. “I had no... Read more
16 October 2017
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En todo el mundo, las desigualdades mantienen a algunos en un ciclo de pobreza y marginación. © Andrea Bruce / Noor
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York – A menos que se haga frente con urgencia a la desigualdad y se empodere a las mujeres más pobres para que puedan tomar decisiones sobre sus propias vidas, los países corren el riesgo de... Read more
4 October 2017
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Women affected by the Marawi crisis share their experiences at a UNFPA’ women-friendly space in Barangay Bubong, Saguiaran. © UNFPA Philippines
PAWAK, Philippines – Jamela Sani stood before a group of girls and new mothers, explaining that violence against women is an abuse – and that help is available. They were gathered in a tent in Pawak, a village about... Read more
28 September 2017
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Ahlam fue capaz de dar a luz de forma segura mediante cesárea en un centro de salud gracias a los materiales suministrados por el UNFPA. © UNFPA Yemen / Fahmia Al-Fotih
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York/TAIZZ, Yemen –"Mi esposo y yo acordamos usar la planificación familiar y no tener más hijos, pero fue presionado por su familia y yo volví a quedarme embarazada", comentó Ahlam, madre de dos... Read more

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