Resources on Sexual & reproductive health

Maternal mortality in humanitarian crises and in fragile settings is 1.9 times the world average, and the number of maternal deaths in these countries represent 61 per cent of the total number of maternal deaths worldwide.

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As the world commemorates the contributions of the United Nations over the past 70 years, UNFPA is proud of its role in ensuring that people come first and that no one is left behind.

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In the last couple of months, humanitarian actors have not been able to deliver reproductive health supplies or assess the quality, availability, accessibility and acceptability of the existing gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in non-government-controlled areas.

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The Nepal earthquake has affected 8 million people, including 126,000 pregnant women. UNFPA is responding in the 14 most-affected districts.

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  UNFPA Procurement Contract Awards: July 2017 to September 2017 April 2017 to June 2017 January 2017 to March 2017 October 2016 to December 2016 July 2016 to September 2016 April, 2016 to June, 2016 January, 2016 to...

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The changes in global population health over the last two decades are striking in two ways – in the dramatic aggregate shifts in the composition of the global health burden towards non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries, including due to global aging, and the persistence of communicable, maternal, nutritional and neonatal disorders (i.e. diseases of poverty) in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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The importance of linking sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV is widely recognized. The international community agrees that the Millennium Development Goals will not be achieved without ensuring universal access to SRH and HIV prevention,treatment, care and support. In order to gain a clearer understanding ofthe effectiveness, optimal circumstances, and best practices for strengthening SRH and HIV linkages, a systematic review of the literature was conducted.

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Each year, 183,000 women die in Sub-Saharan Africa from pregnancy-related causes, and 1.2 million newborns die in the first month of life. Most of these deaths could be prevented with adequate medical care.

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