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Emergency help is a phone call away for midwives in Afghanistan

Kabul, AFGHANISTAN – One evening in August, Firoza, a 34-year-old mother of five, was rushed from her village of Chesht-Sherat in Herat Province to a UNFPA-supported Family Health House. She was in labour but had…

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Mobile health units are saving lives in Libya

Rahma was delivering at home when complications arose: obstructed labour, internal bleeding and low haemoglobin levels. The 18-year-old, a migrant from Niger, was rushed to a mobile health unit in Ghat, where after…

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A pilot programme in Myanmar provides both menstrual health support and economic opportunity

As a woman living in an internally displaced persons camp in Kayah State in eastern Myanmar, Ei Ei* has limited access to menstrual hygiene products. “Without income, I could not afford to buy these things unless…

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Diamonds are scarce – sexual and reproductive health information shouldn’t be

With resources stretched thin, Ms. Malu's family moved to Angola to mine diamonds. The dream of finding diamonds abroad seemed as real as the dream of feeding and clothing their growing family at home.

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Emergency health kits ensure maternal and newborn care in Afghanistan

The Malalai Maternity Hospital is one of Kabul’s busiest, welcoming around 85 babies into the world every day, including 20 by Caesarean section. But the ongoing crisis in the country is drastically undermining the…

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$835 million needed to provide urgent sexual and reproductive health care, supplies in crisis settings

UNFPA launched its annual humanitarian report today, revealing a critical need to scale up assistance for crisis-affected populations. The organization is appealing for $835 million to reach 54.5 million women, girls…

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UNFPA continues life-saving services across war-torn northern Ethiopia

Amid grinding challenges, UNFPA partnered with local NGO Maedot to set up the first of two maternity waiting homes in Mekelle, in Ethiopia's Tigray region. The centres provide care to pregnant women and even…

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Equal opportunities for girls with intellectual disabilities in Ukraine

Many societies fail to equip persons with disabilities with even the information and communication skills necessary to allow persons with disabilities to address their vulnerabilities, needs, desires and experiences. …

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Training midwives in Madagascar to bridge a dangerous gap in maternal health care

“It wasn’t until I stood alongside my classmates in the delivery room, encouraging an anxious mother-to-be as she gave birth to a little baby boy, that I realised just how valuable this work can be.”
A critical…

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