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Getting More Health for the Money: Burkina Faso Tries Outsourcing

SABLOGO, Burkina Faso — Although Solange Lamoussa Sawadogo has no medical training, the 28-year-old mother of two is fondly called 'loctoré' – doctor in English – in her village 200 kilometres east of…

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Avoiding and Mitigating the Health Consequences of FGM/C in Ethiopia

AFAR REGION, Ethiopia — Ten-year-old Sadiya Abubakar had suffered for a long time. What should be a natural regular function – urination– had become an ordeal for her.

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Report Calls for Sharper Focus on Adolescent Sexual Health Needs in Humanitarian Response

<p>NEW YORK – Humanitarian organizations must prioritize the sexual and reproductive health needs of displaced adolescents at the earliest opportunity in a crisis to protect young people from sexual violence,…

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Responding to the Needs of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

More than 450,000 refugees have crossed the borders from Syria into Lebanon as of the end of April 2013, according to estimates by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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World Population to Increase by One Billion by 2025

UNITED NATIONS, New York — The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050, according to a United Nations report launched today,…

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UN Agencies Encourage Enforcement of FGM/C Ban After Girl’s Death

<p>LONDON — U.N. agencies have called for the prosecution of an Egyptian doctor after a 13-year-old girl died while undergoing female genital mutilation/cutting at a private clinic.</p>

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Year in Review: Highlights of UNFPA's Work in 2012

NEW YORK — UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin yesterday presented the Fund’s 2012 Annual Report: Promises to Keep, to its Executive Board. 

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Tokyo Conference Reaffirms Support for Inclusive African Development

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Health improvements and a healthy workforce underpin social and economic growth.

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Ministers at Women Deliver Pledge to Ensure Universal Access to Family Planning

<p>KUALA LUMPUR <b>- </b>Women Deliver 2013 ended in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday with a pledge by participating government Ministers to ensure that sexual and reproductive health is central to the post-…

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