Four decades ago in Syria, a medical mistake left Fatima deaf, but with hard work, her family learned sign language and helped her discover a talent for art. Then, three years ago, Fatima was forced to flee the violence... Read more
It was no ordinary fair. In the village square of Ahua Village, in rural Côte d’Ivoire, midwives and health workers provided pregnancy and HIV testing, cervical cancer screenings, family planning counselling, and free... Read more
Sports offer a valuable avenue for reaching young people with messages about making healthy choices. In Jamaica, UNFPA has partnered with Netball Jamaica to teach adolescents about sexual and reproductive health, human... Read more
Sarita Tamang was nine months pregnant when she was buried alive by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. This World Population Day highlights the needs of vulnerable populations in emergencies, including pregnant women.
Montas spent the first months of her pregnancy at sea, adrift. Crowded onto a boat with hundreds of other migrants, she had set out to find a better life, but ended up more desperate than ever when the captain abandoned... Read more
The Ebola epidemic has dramatically underscored the importance of condoms in preventing sexually transmitted infections. UNFPA and partners have launched a campaign in Liberia aiming to reach 1.5 million people with... Read more