18 April 2012
  Since this story was initially published in early 2010, the contraceptive prevalence rate for long-acting family planning methods has already increased -- from 1.3 per cent to 4.3 per cent according to the Ethiopian... Read more
1 March 2012
TIGRAY REGION, Ethiopia — “We are all looking to you to be a window of hope to reduce the unnecessary death of mothers and newborns during pregnancy and delivery in rural Ethiopia,” said Dr.Tedros Adhanom, the Minister... Read more
2 February 2012
AFAR REGION, Ethiopia — In a ceremony of poetry, drama and music, the Buremudaytu and Argoba districts in the Afar region officially abandoned female genital mutilation/cutting earlier this month. The event– attended by... Read more
22 December 2011
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Young leaders from 38 African countries have pledged to act as role models for their fellow youths by “protecting ourselves, our partners and families from HIV, sexually transmitted infections,... Read more
20 September 2011
September 20, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of Every Woman, Every Child, a global effort to achieve country-led commitments to bring life-saving health care to millions of women and children in the developing... Read more
23 June 2011
Tweet ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Some 215 million women who wish to protect themselves from unintended and potentially unsafe pregnancies lack access to modern contraception. This gap was at the heart of Access for All... Read more
28 March 2011
ADDIS ABABA,  Ethiopia — Primary health care should be the focus of attention across the continent, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin told African ministers of finance, planning and economic development... Read more
7 June 2011
Introducing condoms in communities where talking about such matters may be taboo requires innovative and culturally sensitive approaches. A new publication, HIV Prevention Gains Momentum, talks about ways of introducing... Read more
20 February 2011
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AFAR, Ethiopia — An official declaration marking the abandonment of female genital cutting was issued recently in the Amibara and the Awash-Fentale districts of Ethiopia’s Afar Region. The effort to abandon cutting... Read more
2 March 2011
Among the outstanding women selected to be part of the Women Deliver 100 is a pioneer in the field of obstetric fistula, Dr. Catherine Hamlin. The Australian obstetrician and gynaecologist was among the first people to... Read more