2 February 2012
News
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
20 September 2011
News
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
News
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
7 June 2011
News
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
28 March 2011
News
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
2 March 2011
News
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
20 February 2011
In the News
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 July 2010
News
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Representatives from UNFPA offices in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Laos, Madagascar, Mali, Nicaragua, Niger and Sierra Leone met here last week with colleagues from headquarters and the procurement... Read more
7 December 2009
News
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The safe house for victims of gender-based violence hides behind tall, grey walls in a nondescript neighbourhood of the capital. Run by Tsotawi Tekat Tekelakay Mahiber (TTTM) – the Organization... Read more
11 January 2010
News
WOLAITA SODO, Ethiopia — It’s no ordinary day for Fanaye Fanta. Since her initial training to become a health extension worker three years ago, Fanaye has taken clients’ temperature and blood pressure and provided... Read more

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