1 August 2007
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OSUN STATE, Nigeria — From the shade of a small porch, Chief J.O. Aderibigbe rises to take the floor at this gathering of traditional birth attendants. Resplendent in his pink kaftan, he speaks emphatically in the local... Read more
11 June 2007
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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – When Stara Thomas’s parents christened her after her grandmother 29 years ago, they had no idea how prophetic that name would be. Today, Stara is a singing powerhouse known throughout Swahili-... Read more
26 June 2007
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SHUNDE, China — The fast-growing cities of Guangdong Province are a magnet for migrants seeking a piece of the coastal region’s unprecedented economic boom. Many of the newcomers aspire to start businesses, and quite a... Read more
17 December 2012
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ZA'ATARI CAMP, Mafraq, Jordan— Samira was seven months pregnant when she and her family fled their home in Syria, seeking refuge in neighbouring Jordan. The 28-year old mother was not expecting to deliver her fifth baby... Read more
23 August 2007
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RABAT, Morocco — Latifa, more than seven months pregnant, awaits a prenatal consultation with her gynaecologist in a spacious, breezy meeting room in the National Hospital for Maternal Health Orangers in Morocco’s... Read more
25 June 2007
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — Two award-winning films produced with the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, underscore the challenges faced by girls growing up in two different parts of rural Africa. They... Read more
26 June 2007
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BELIZE CITY, Belize — Thousands of young people - nearly 60,000 in Honduras and Guatemala alone - have learned how to protect themselves from HIV, thanks to an initiative supported by the OPEC Fund for International... Read more
31 March 2008
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SAN PEDRO, Côte d’Ivoire – She ran away from her home in Nigeria after her husband died in an accident. And she refused to marry his younger brother as is the custom in her region. With no means to support her two boys... Read more
27 May 2010
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UVS PROVINCE, Mongolia — Mongolia is still reeling last winter’s ‘dzud’ that sent temperatures plunging to – 40 degrees, and killed nearly more than 7.8 million animals, over 17 per cent of the country’s livestock. The... Read more
12 April 2010
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UNITED NATIONS — Ms. Purnima Mane, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme), this morning delivered an opening statement at the 43rd Session of Commission on Population and Development, whose theme is health,... Read more

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