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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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Reclaiming bodily autonomy for persons with disabilities in Kazakhstan

“All women, regardless of disability, have the right to decide whether to have a child, how many children to have, and how often,” said Lyazzat Kaltayeva, Chairperson of the Shyrak Association of Women with Disabilities…

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Drones to transport maternal health medicines to rural Benin

COTONOU, Benin – When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Benin on 16 March 2020, authorities knew the virus posed a dire threat to other health priorities – especially maternal and newborn health. The health system faced…

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India is fighting rising online harassment in the workplace

When the world went into pandemic-induced lockdown, those fortunate enough to keep their jobs and work from home turned to virtual platforms to conduct business with supervisors and team members. But with the spike in…

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