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Sexual And Reproductive Health Services Fall Far Short Of Needs In Developing Regions

LONDON—A new report finds a staggering lack of basic sexual and reproductive health services in developing countries. The report, Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014…

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In Myanmar, changing what it means to live with HIV

YANGON, Myanmar – For years, 19-year-old Chan Chan was isolated by a stigmatizing secret: She is HIV-positive. The disease is taboo in Myanmar, where she lives, and as a result many people decline to get tested, and…

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CONDOMIZE! protects vulnerable populations from HIV

On World AIDS Day, UNFPA calls for an end to stigma and discrimination, and for increased access to condoms. The UNFPA-supported CONDOMIZE! campaign in Zambia is helping to advance these goals.

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First issue of Impact has been released

Impact is the newsletter of the independent Evaluation Office of UNFPA.

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Ending violence and discrimination against women: A call to action

DELHI/NEW YORK – "Today, there is no country in the world, not one, where women and girls live free from violence," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in a statement marking the…

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Huge potential for economic growth requires fulfilling the promise of youth, flagship report says

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Never before have there been so many young people – never again is there likely to be such potential for economic and social progress,” Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director,…

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In Liberia, contact tracing key to curtailing Ebola’s spread

MONROVIA, Liberia – Although there are signs the Ebola outbreak in Liberia is slowing, the fight against the disease remains an uphill battle. Underlying problems with the health system continue to impede public health…

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Bringing men into the equation: Men work to end violence against women

This week, UNFPA joins partners and advocates at the second international MenEngage Global Symposium, in New Delhi, India. The event brings together policy experts, researchers and activists to share new findings and…

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Media to play key role in eliminating FGM in Kenya

A new campaign highlighting the critical role of media in helping to end female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Kenya, Nairobi, last week. The campaign will engage global media outlets, particularly in Africa,…

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