Publications on Maternal health

This report presents internationally comparable global, regional and country-level estimates and trends for maternal mortality between 2000 and 2017.

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This report highlights key results achieved in 2018 in the four intervention areas of the Maternal and Newborn Health Thematic Fund: midwifery, emergency obstetric and newborn care, maternal and perinatal death...

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UNFPA’s thematic fund, UNFPA Supplies, is the only United Nations programme dedicated to family planning, and it is the world’s largest provider of donated contraceptives. The programme provides technical assistance to...

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En 2018 el UNFPA puso en marcha una iniciativa estratégica basada en datos de calidad en favor de la consecución de los objetivos y la visión del Programa de Acción. Luchamos por lograr los tres ceros para 2030: cero...

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These three midwifery case studies from Bangladesh, Ethiopia and South Sudan document the significant catalytic impact the Maternal Health Thematic Fund has had in comprehensively strengthening midwifery education,...

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Hasta hace 50 años, resultaba difícil obtener métodos anticonceptivos, y relativamente fácil morir al dar a luz. Muchas mujeres no eran libres de decidir con quién y cuándo casarse, y si querían o no tener hijos y...

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The report assesses the successes, challenges and opportunities that the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has offered for advancing and strengthening accountability on sexual and reproductive health...

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The cover of the report shows humanitarian aid works providing supplies to affected communities

UNFPA responds to emergencies in some of the world’s poorest countries, delivering life-saving sexual and reproductive health supplies and services to protect the rights, safety and dignity of women and young people...

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This report reviews the last year of Phase II, 2017, which contributed to averting 119,127 maternal deaths since 2008. It provides an overview of Phase II as a whole and concludes with lessons learned and a look...

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  The third phase of UNFPA’s Maternal and Newborn Health Thematic Fund (MHTF), from 2018 to 2022, lays out a roadmap for providing maternal and newborn health through a people-centered, human rights-based approach....

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