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Midwives deployed to remote Afghanistan to lower maternal death rate

By midnight, Khurshid, 35, was in serious trouble. Five months pregnant and bleeding heavily, she had passed out at home.

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Balloons, disinfectant, brandy used in attempts to prevent pregnancy

World Population Day celebrates the 50th anniversary the right to family planning. On this day, UNFPA is also calling attention to people who are unable to realize this right.

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After ‘Volcano of Fire’ eruption, women and girls face heightened risks

UNFPA is working with the government, partners and community members to improve safety, care and health services for survivors.

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One-stop care centre helps women amid South Sudan’s epidemic of violence

Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan, but survivor services are often difficult to reach. “Women should get everything they need in one place,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem.

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Health facilities, safe spaces reinforced as monsoon rains threaten Rohingya refugees

“The heavy rains and their impact are already compounding the suffering of these refugees,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Kanem in Cox’s Bazar today.

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Sexual and reproductive health needs immense among Rohingya refugees

Salima Khatum burst into the Nayapara refugee camp maternity centre, very close to giving birth.

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Sir Prince Ramsey, Guttmacher Institute and Save a Child’s Heart recognized with UN Population Award

The United Nations honoured laureates committed to saving lives and upholding human rights and dignity.

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Midwife escapes death after being denied maternal health care

Najat knew the dangers of childbirth. But when her own needs clashed with her husband’s traditional ideas, she suffered in ways she could not have imagined.

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Breaking taboos around sexual and reproductive health in rural Georgia

Education initiatives in and outside of schools help overcome stigma and inequities in access to information and services.

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