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A Multi-pronged Approach to Maternal Health in Lao PDR is Getting Results

SEPON HOSPITAL, Lao PDR — Twenty-five-year-old Xanya had twirled herself around her husband for comfort in the family tak-tak (an open-air cart attached to a motor by a long set of handlebars) along the 12 kilometres of…

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Award-Winning Programme Gives Ethiopian Girls a Safer Transition to Adulthood

BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia — Ethiopia's work with adolescent girls has garnered first prize in a Fund-wide contest to identify good practices related to adolescents and youth.

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Countdown to 60 over 60

Due to improvements in health and survival, as well as lower fertility rates, the world is growing older, a demographic trend that was analyzed in the recent report: Ageing in the Twenty-First Century, a Celebration and…

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Piloting Community Maternal Health Care to Save Mothers' Lives in Tibet

GYAMDA COUNTY, Tibet, China—Xi're Qunzong is one of two designated health workers at Niangpu Township hospital, with the responsibility of ensuring that no woman dies from giving life.

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Another Safe Delivery in a Jordanian Refugee Camp

ZA'ATARI CAMP, Mafraq, Jordan— Samira was seven months pregnant when she and her family fled their home "in Syria seeking refuge in the neighbouring country of Jordan.

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Syrian Refugees to Receive 20,000 Family Hygiene Kits

The UNFPA Office in Turkey has announced that they will deliver 20,000 additional hygiene kits for displaced Syrian families before the end of 2012.

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Creating an 'Oasis' for Syrian Refugees in a Jordanian Camp

ZA'ATARI CAMP, Jordan— Syrian refugees in this encampment have much to deal with: displacement, a fraying social fabric, insecurity, uncertainty and the tension that goes along with it all. But now they have a…

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UNFPA Works to Ensure Women’s Health and Protection after Philippines Typhoon

MANILA— In the aftermath of super typhoon Bopha, which devastated a southern Philippines region last week, UNFPA is mobilizing its partners to conduct medical missions and provide health information sessions in the two…

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‘I Came Here to Listen,’ Secretary-General Tells Syrian Refugees in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey—"I came here to listen” said United Nations Secretary-General  Ban Ki-Moon in Islahiye refugee camp in Turkey today, “but I must say the massacre in Syria should be stopped. The violence in Syria is…

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