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1 July 2015
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Condoms are critical for preventing sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and – in Ebola-affected countries like Liberia – the Ebola virus. © UNFPA/Nordic Office
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
29 June 2015
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Displaced women and children attend a UNFPA-supported psychosocial counselling session at a shelter for displaced families in the capital, Sana'a. Women have been disproportionately affected by the conflict, yet their access to assistance has been complicated by existing gender inequalities. © UNFPA
Women have been disproportionately affected by Yemen's deadly conflict. Yet their access to essential services, livelihood opportunities and protection has been complicated by existing gender inequalities –... Read more
26 June 2015
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Children play football at a low-cost informal school in Nairobi. Research by APHRC has helped the Government of Kenya develop policies on school access. © African Population and Health Research Centre
The United Nations honoured Thoraya Ahmed Obaid and the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), recipients of the 2015 United Nations Population Award, at UN Headquarters today.
25 June 2015
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Too many refugees lack access to adequate health care. Isra'a lost her newborn son when she could not pay for neonatal care. © UNFPA/David Brunette
More than four years after conflict erupted in Syria, the chaos has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Yet shortfalls in funding threaten to deprive refugees of critical assistance.
22 June 2015
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Senior midwife Yan Yan Phearen gives an antenatal exam to Net Pheak at the Waiting House for Pregnant Women with Complications, in Kratie, Cambodia. © Nicolas Axelrod/Ruom for UNFPA
When pregnant women need emergency care in Cambodia’s rural Kratie Province, help is often out of reach. But a UNFPA-supported 'waiting house' is ensuring women with high-risk pregnancies receive the expert... Read more
19 June 2015
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Altanchimeg, a midwife, delivers a baby in Ulaanbataar, the capital. She provides expert advice to provincial hospitals around Mongolia through the Telemedicine Network. © UNFPA Mongolia/Tim Jenkins
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – Not long ago, 22-year-old Enkhtsetseg would have had to travel for nearly two days to reach treatment for serious pregnancy complications.
17 June 2015
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Huda (right) sits at a UNFPA-supported safe space in Alexandria, Egypt. She fled the violence in Syria three years ago and struggled to support herself. Now, she is working on behalf of other women refugees. Photo courtesy of Huda.
CAIRO, Egypt – “Shake me from my sleep, whisper in my ear, tell me it was just a bad dream,” said Huda,* 22, explaining how it felt to become a refugee three years ago.
17 June 2015
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Midwife Chris Kwikiriza gives a dignity kit, containing hygiene supplies, to a mother and her newborn at Biira Health Centre, near the Boroli refugee settlement. Despite widespread reluctance to use health facilities and male midwives, Mr. Kwikirize has become one of the most trusted midwives in the area. © UNFPA/Evelyn Kiapi
Twenty-five-year-old Chris Kwikiriza has beat the odds. A midwife in the Boroli refugee settlement, in Uganda’s Adjumani District, he is helping pregnant women overcome their fears of giving birth in a health facility... Read more
15 June 2015
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Nangsal Tamang, Kalpana Tamang, and Dawa Deki Tamang, all from Hakku Village, receive care at a mobile reproductive health camp in Rasuwa District. © UNFPA Nepal
RASUWA DISTRICT, Nepal – Ishwari Dangol spent 12 hours trying to pull her seven-year-old son from the rubble of Nepal’s massive April earthquake . She was seven months pregnant at the time, and has since struggled to... Read more
11 June 2015
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Midwife Philomene Nyirahabiyaremye (left) attends to Evelyne Kamurera (centre) and Chantal Uwamahoro (right) and their newborns in the maternity ward at Mahama Refugee Camp. She assists at least three deliveries every day. © UNFPA Rwanda/David Ssekyanzi
After violence broke out near her home in Burundi, Chantal Uwamahoro walked for four days to reach safety at a Rwandan refugee camp. “I walked with difficulty because I was heavily pregnant, with my first born son on my... Read more

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