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Assisting Births Around the Clock: Emergency Mobile Hospital To Open in Kabul

KABUL - On a dusty football field about 700 yards from Khair Khana Maternity Hospital in northern Kabul, a team of Danish engineers, medical technicians and Afghan personnel have been working tirelessly since early…

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The Poor Shall Always Be With Us

Wendy Medina Sanchez was a pretty girl once. No longer. Now she looks as haggard and worn out as her unwashed second-hand clothes. Her long black hair is dull and lifeless and crawling with lice.

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Fresh out of Conflict, Sierra Leoneans Face New War with Micro-sized, Formidable Foe: the HIV Virus

Officially at peace since January 2002, the West African country of Sierra Leone is struggling to put a decade of unspeakable brutality behind it and start healing.

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World Population Day Observed Around the Globe

For the past 13 years, countries around the world have been observing World Population Day on 11 July to raise public awareness and draw policy makers' attention to population issues such as poverty, reproductive…

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"Outstanding Achievements": NGO and Ghanaian Doctor Honored with Population Award

In recognition of monumental efforts and achievements, the United Nations today acknowledged Dr. Kwasi Odoi-Agyarko and EngenderHealth for their contributions to increasing the awareness of, and providing solutions to,…

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Two UNFPA Goodwill Ambassadors Talk to Young Generation

In Cambodia HIV is spreading at an alarming rate, especially among young people between the ages of 15 and 35. The epidemic is seriously affecting the health, socio-economic development and living standards of the…

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UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Wins Funds for Youth Projects

UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, Alfred Biolek, recently took part in the most popular German television quiz game show entitled "Wer Wird Millionaer?" (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?).

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Belgian Parliamentarians Praise UNFPA's Work in Morocco

Concluding a seven-day tour to observe United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) projects in Morocco, a team of Belgian parliamentarians has commended the Fund for its "very progressive" programme and recommended…

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UNFPA-Supported Surveys Find Declining Fertility and Mortality in Nepal

Nepal's fertility and mortality rates are on a downward trend, according to recently released preliminary findings from the country's 2001 National Census and its National Demographic Health Survey.

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