News on Maternal health

16 Febrero 2019
UNFPA brought critical reproductive health supplies to resident of the settlement, where conditions are dire. © UN in Syria
RUKBAN, Syria – As part of the largest-ever humanitarian convoy by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, UNFPA has delivered critical reproductive health supplies, hygiene and dignity kits to women and... Leer más
14 Febrero 2019
Health workers have learned to respect indigenous childbirth traditions, such as vertical delivery using a rope. © UNFPA Peru/Juan Pablo Casapia
CHURCAMPA, Peru – Edelmira Martina Antay Dávila remembers when women used to die in childbirth. “I used to give birth at home, but it was not good,” she told UNFPA. “Women can die, even from haemorrhages.” Ms. Antay... Leer más
7 Febrero 2019
Eman, from West Mosul, needed a Caesarean section for her fifth child. © UNFPA Iraq/Jared Kohler
MOSUL, Iraq – After the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS or Daesh) captured Mosul in 2014, most of the maternity wards and hospitals in the city were shuttered, leaving hundreds of... Leer más
22 Enero 2019
Irina, 46, had no idea she was at risk of cervical cancer. Luckily, her family doctor performed a screening. © UNFPA Moldova/Dan Gutu
CHISINAU, Moldova – Irina Starciac, 46, was certain she was healthy. "I never had any symptoms that would get me worried,” she said. She was lucky, then, that her family doctor decided to screen her for cervical cancer... Leer más
9 Noviembre 2018
Alrededor de 1.1 millones de mujeres embarazadas y lactantes padecen de desnutrición aguda, lo que aumenta el riesgo de complicaciones potencialmente mortales durante el embarazo y el parto. © UNFPA Yemen
SANA’A, Yemen – Después de cuatro años de conflicto, Yemen se ha convertido en la peor crisis humanitaria del mundo. Más de 22 millones de personas necesitan asistencia humanitaria inmediata y dos tercios de la... Leer más
16 Octubre 2018
Some 88,000 people have been displaced by the twin disasters in Indonesia's hardest-hit areas. Ibu Fariati and her family now share a tent with six other families. © UNFPA Indonesia/Stenly hely Sajow
DONGGALA, Indonesia – “I am so scared. I can’t even describe it,” Ibu Fariati, 27, told UNFPA. On 28 September, Ms. Fariati’s home collapsed in a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that, just 30 minutes later by some accounts,... Leer más
3 Diciembre 2015
UNITED NATIONS, New York –  “The health and rights of women and adolescents should not be treated like an afterthought in humanitarian response,” Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director, said today at the... Leer más
2 Octubre 2018
ITOGON, Philippines – On 16 September, Ginalyn Franco awoke to a storm. “The rains were so powerful that landslides started happening near our house,” she said. “We had no choice but to leave.” With her grandmother and... Leer más
28 Septiembre 2018
Las mujeres y las niñas se han visto afectadas de manera desproporcionada por el conflicto en Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen / Fahmia Al-Fotih
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York - Como resultado de la crisis migratoria y otras emergencias humanitarias en el mundo, las mujeres y las niñas enfrentan traumas inaceptables. Violencia de género, incluiyendo el matrimonio... Leer más
27 Septiembre 2018
ADEN, Yemen – Seventeen-year-old Samah was six months pregnant when her house in Hodeidah was bombed.  “We ran with only the clothes we were wearing – there was no time even to get my abaya,” she recalled. “We travelled... Leer más