News on Family planning

14 June 2017
News
L’accès aux contraceptifs a permis à Hajja Fati de terminer ses études. © UNFPA Nigeria/Kori Habib
MAIDUGURI, Nigéria – Malgré le retour récent d’une douzaine de filles enlevées par le groupe d’insurgés Boko Haram, la crise au nord du Nigéria demeure très prononcée, avec des mouvements massifs de population civile à... Read more
7 July 2017
News
Quand Mae Esparcia a repris le travail après avoir eu son enfant, elle a eu accès à la pilule contraceptive grâce au programme de planification familiale de son entreprise.
CAVITE, Philippines – Il y a sept mois, Mae Esparcia, 30 ans et salariée dans l’usine à vêtements d’Hamlin Industrial Corp. à Cavite aux Philippines, a donné naissance à son premier enfant, Maria Carmen. A la suite de... Read more
4 May 2017
News
« Notre récompense c’est d’entendre le nouveau-né pleurer et de voir le sourire de sa mère », explique Résia Pierre Pierre (droite), sage-femme à la clinique Petite Place Cazeau. © UNFPA Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti – Elizabeth était épuisée après des heures de contractions à la clinique Petite Place Cazeau, à Port-au-Prince, en Haïti. Enfin, grâce aux conseils réconfortants de la sage-femme, une dernière... Read more
19 June 2017
News
Des étudiantes sages-femmes écoutent le battement du cœur d’un fœtus. Une nouvelle génération de sages-femmes consolide la santé sexuelle et reproductive en Sierra Leone, un pays ravagé par Ebola. © Olivia Acland, Nations Unies
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – La terrible épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest a pris fin il y a un an. Cette crise a coûté la vie à plus de 3 900 Sierra-Léonais, et les systèmes de santé en ont énormément souffert.... Read more
6 July 2017
News
A mother and her baby at a UNFPA-supported clinic in Windhoek. A project is improving reproductive health care and increasing the people reached with HIV services. © UNFPA Namibia/Emma Mbekele
GOBABIS, Namibia – Each morning, single mother Elizabeth Kazapua rises at 4:30 to begin her hour-long trek to work at Epako Clinic in Gobabis, Namibia. There, at the site of a ground-breaking pilot project, she greets... Read more
2 June 2017
News
Health workers in Serbia receive UNFPA-provided medical supplies. UNFPA is supporting sexual and reproductive health care for refugees and migrants, but many women are not prioritizing their health. © UNFPA
SID, Serbia – Aliah*, a 28-year-old woman from Afghanistan, took an unusually brave step in April: She spoke with candour about her sexual and reproductive health needs at a workshop in Sid, a town in north-western... Read more
17 May 2017
Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York - Increasing investments in procuring and distributing male condoms provides a significant economic returns for countries with scarce resources, a new study finds. The study, written by experts... Read more
3 May 2017
News
"A mother’s trust in a midwife is the first medicine for a successful delivery," says Burcard Umuhoza, a midwife in Gisenyi, Rwanda. © UNFPA Rwanda/Maureen Twahirwa
GISENYI, Rwanda – “Mothers and babies lose their lives due to complications that could have been prevented,” Burcard Umuhoza, 28, told UNFPA in a frank conversation about the trials he faces as a midwife in the Gisenyi... Read more
1 May 2017
News
“There has been an exodus of qualified midwives and reproductive health professionals,” Shatha Al Mostafa told UNFPA. © UNFPA/Nadine Cornier
GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Midwife Shatha Al Mostafa started her career at the most difficult time possible – amid the escalating violence, insecurity and human rights abuses in her home country, Syria. Since graduating from... Read more
28 April 2017
News
Rose Akongo, 26, was in labour by the time she arrived at the border post. © UNFPA Uganda/Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi
LAMWO, Uganda – Nine mothers stood in a single-file line, cuddling their newborn babies, in a refugee reception centre in northern Uganda. Visibly exhausted and anxious, each had a story to tell about being heavily... Read more

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