16 February 2015
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Chris Kwikiriza, a midwife, checks on an expectant mother at the Biira Health Centre, in the Boroli refugee settlement in Uganda. A UNFPA-supported ambulance is helping to ensure women in labour are able to deliver under the care of skilled birth attendants. © UNFPA/Eveyln Kiapi
ADJUMANI, Uganda – Laura Jurua, a 26-year-old South Sudanese refugee, went into labour in the middle of the night in her temporary shelter in the Boroli refugee settlement, in Uganda’s Adjumani District. As her labour... Read more
15 December 2014
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JUBA/NEW YORK – No reliable figures chart the current suffering of women and girls in South Sudan. But one can reliably say that the new country is one of the worst places on earth for their health and well-being. Many... Read more
3 November 2014
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WAU, South Sudan – It seemed like the cards were stacked against Regina Awol Deng. She was forced to leave school when she was 7 years old, and to marry when she was a just teenager. She found herself pregnant at 17.... Read more
19 August 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I was looking for a fulfilling, out-of-the-ordinary task... a motivating career where I could reach society at large and offer my expertise," said Catherine Njeri Makumi. She has found... Read more
30 July 2014
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WAU, South Sudan – The need for reproductive health care remains overwhelming in South Sudan. Even before the current humanitarian crisis erupted in December of last year, the country had one of the highest maternal... Read more
7 May 2014
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JUBA, South Sudan – Teresa Aruoth never knew she could use family planning to help space the births of her children. Married in her teenage years, she counts herself lucky to have remained healthy in a country where one... Read more
7 July 2014
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JUBA, South Sudan – It is the middle of the night in a crowded displacement camp in Juba, South Sudan, and 25-year-old Marsa Nyaluak is losing blood fast. She is in labour and has been bleeding for two hours. She needs... Read more
19 May 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Amid escalating conflict, some 30,000 women in South Sudan are at risk of dying in childbirth, according to estimates by UNFPA, and 200,000 pregnant women will be in need of urgent care... Read more
28 February 2014
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United Nations, New York – More than 300 United Nations Volunteers have supported UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to deliver on its mandate in nearly 70 countries over the past seven years. The two agencies... Read more
21 April 2014
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JUBA, South Sudan – In 2011, Jamal Deng, 23, joined his war-weary countrymen in celebrating South Sudan’s independence after a devastating and protracted conflict with the north. As was the case for many young people in... Read more

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