News on Sexual & reproductive health

2 April 2008
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NEW YORK – Four years after a film producer first read about obstetric fistula, a documentary portraying the lives of its survivors is drawing wide audiences and winning major awards.  The film, “A Walk to Beautiful”,... Read more
5 July 2007
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — UNFPA’s Goodwill Ambassador in Japan, Yuko Arimori, undertook a week-long mission to Pakistan to see the work of UNFPA and to talk to women trying to improve their health, in order to relay their... Read more
5 October 2007
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BARDOT, San Pedro, Cote d’Ivoire — Odette Koffi-Brou knows firsthand the dangers of delivering a baby without a skilled birth attendant present. She lost her four babies – three boys and a girl – because her family... Read more
3 October 2007
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UNITED NATIONS – Stressing that the empowerment of women is vital to achieving peace and security, improved living standards and respect for human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underscored the need to... Read more
27 September 2007
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — Women leaders of the United Nations welcomed today’s launch of a global campaign to eliminate maternal and child deaths around the world. Called Deliver Now for Women + Children, the effort... Read more
11 June 2007
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Children are dependent, to a large extent, on the health and well-being of their mothers. This recognition led, in 2005, to the merging of three separate global partnerships, which had earlier focused on child survival... Read more
25 September 2007
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NIAMEY, Niger — Fifty-five-year-old Hanna Moussa keeps a carefully wrapped bar of soap with her at all times. She’s saving the soap for her grandson, who helped care for her when she was shunned by most of her family... Read more
19 October 2007
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London – Every minute of every day, a woman dies needlessly during pregnancy or childbirth, most in the developing world. Ten million women are lost in every generation. Four million newborn babies die every year, also... Read more
3 October 2007
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BRUSSELS – The EU/UNFPA Reproductive Health Initiative for Youth in Asia (RHIYA) officially ended last week, but its legacy will continue, according to a number of speakers at the high-level conference ‘Adolescent... Read more
1 October 2007
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ORELLANA PROVINCE, Ecuador — Widman Jimenez, a farmer in Ecuador’s fertile, but sometimes tumultuous Amazon region, has the intensity of someone who is driven by a cause. He is, in fact, an activist engaged in the... Read more

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