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22 May 2018
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A health worker checks on a pregnant woman during a home visit. Access to quality maternal health care, especially emergency care during childbirth, is essential to preventing obstetric fistula. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
Obstetric fistula affects the most vulnerable, marginalized women – those without access to quality obstetric care.
21 May 2018
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A medical team at Al Thawara Hospital successfully treated Shaima's obstetric fistula. © UNFPA Yemen
On Wednesday, the world will observe the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
17 May 2018
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Hannah Gumaro chose to receive a contraceptive implant at a UNFPA-supported family planning session. © UNFPA Philippines/Mario Villamor
Access to a wide range of contraceptive options is critical to fulfilling the human right to family planning.
15 May 2018
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Men queue to register for the vasectomy event in Port-au-Prince. Enthusiasm far exceeded expectations. © Moïse Alex Docteur/UNV
“At 55, I already have four children. I realized that I do not have enough resources to take care of more mouths in my family,” said one man who chose to get a vasectomy.
14 May 2018
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Um Qassem continued her work as a midwife, even as ISIL fighters took over the hospital. © UNFPA Iraq
“I knew that I was risking my life," Um Qassem told UNFPA.
11 May 2018
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Women learn about family planning at a clinic in Tunisia in 1987. The right to plan one's family has been a game-changer for women. © UN Photo/John Isaac
On 13 May, 1968, the world declared family planning to be a basic human right. But 50 years later, this right is under attack.
10 May 2018
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A new midwifery programme aims to elevate the profession – and save mothers. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri
New midwifery course in Nepal aims to elevate midwives, save mothers.
10 May 2018
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Drawing on her own experience being married as a child – and then getting back to school – Jenipher Sanni has become a mentor for girls in her community. © UN Foundation/GirlUp
At 21, Jenipher Sanni has already lived two lives: as a wife, and now again as a student. Now, she mentors other girls.
4 May 2018
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A midwife checks on a newborn during a house call in rural Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen
Yemen's midwives risk their own lives to save women and newborns.
3 May 2018
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Om Mehi Eddin holds newborn daughter Sham, safely delivered with the help of a UNFPA-supported mobile medical team serving evacuees from Eastern Ghouta. © UNFPA Syria
Mobile teams providing delivery care, sexual and reproductive health, and protection services make a difference for Eastern Ghouta evacuees.

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