News on Sexual & reproductive health

10 October 2017
News
Takhona learned to protect herself from HIV from UNFPA's Safeguard Young People programme.
SHISELWENI, Swaziland – More than one in five adults in Swaziland are HIV-positive, according to the most recent data, and the rates are highest among women. Despite these dangers, young people – and young women in... Read more
4 October 2017
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Women affected by the Marawi crisis share their experiences at a UNFPA’ women-friendly space in Barangay Bubong, Saguiaran. © UNFPA Philippines
PAWAK, Philippines – Jamela Sani stood before a group of girls and new mothers, explaining that violence against women is an abuse – and that help is available. They were gathered in a tent in Pawak, a village about... Read more
28 September 2017
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Ahlam a pu donner naissance à son enfant en toute sécurité, par césarienne, dans une structure de santé à laquelle l’UNFPA avait fourni du matériel. © UNFPA Yemen/Fahmia Al-Fotih
NATIONS UNIES, New York/TAIZZ, Yemen – « Mon mari et moi étions d’accord pour prendre part à la planification familiale pour ne plus avoir d’enfants, mais il a subi des pressions de sa famille et je suis à nouveau... Read more
25 September 2017
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Yana Duka is one of 35 cholera patients in a provisional health facility in Muna camp. She lost her pregnancy after falling ill. © UNFPA/Anne Wittenberg
Maiduguri, NIGERIA – Yana, 25, was three months pregnant when she fell sick with cholera just days ago. “I was already suffering, but then I started bleeding, and the baby is gone now,” she told UNFPA in one of the tent... Read more
15 September 2017
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UNFPA delivered hygiene supplies to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, which had been inaccessible to humanitarians for three years. © UNFPA Syria
Damascus, Syria – For the first time in three years, UNFPA has been able to send aid to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, where tens of thousands of people are in urgent need. Relief was provided through a humanitarian convoy... Read more
14 September 2017
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UNFPA staff survey the aftermath of the disaster, which has affected thousands of households. © UNFPA/Sulaiman Stephens
Regent, SIERRA LEONE – “I saw the rocks from the hill fly up into the air,” Martha Kamara, 28, told UNFPA, describing the floods and landslides that devastated 13 areas in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, last month.... Read more
13 September 2017
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Des kits de dignité contenant le nécessaire de toilette ont été distribués et des sages-femmes ont été déployé(e)s dans la région afin de mettre en place des espaces d’accueil sécurisés. © UNFPA Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Un nombre sans précédent de réfugiés rohingya traversent en ce moment la frontière du Bangladesh, environ 370.000 sont recensés comme ayant fui les violences de l’état raki de Myanmar depuis le 25... Read more
12 September 2017
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L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'évaluation et la coordination des catastrophes a effectué une évaluation d'urgence à Antigua le 8 septembre. © Silva Lauffer / UNDAC
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – L'ouragan Irma, l'une des tempêtes les plus puissantes jamais enregistrées, a détruit sur son passage presque toute l’infrastructure de Barbuda, obligeant l'évacuation de toute la population à... Read more
6 September 2017
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Faith (au milieu), avec ses amies Sylvia (à droite) et Vivian. Elles se sont toutes enfuies pour échapper aux mutilations génitales féminines et au mariage. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
NAIKARRA, Kenya – « Un matin, au réveil, mon père m’a dit que nous étions pauvres et que nous avions besoin d’argent », raconte Faith. Elle décrit le moment où elle a appris qu’elle était fiancée. Elle n’avait que 11... Read more
5 September 2017
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Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang speaks with a midwife during her antenatal check-up at the Kiir Mayardit Women's Hospital in Rumbek. ©UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
RUMBEK, South Sudan – Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang is a teacher at a nursery and primary school in Rumbek, a town in central South Sudan. It is her dream job, but it did not come easily. Like many girls in South Sudan, Ms.... Read more

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