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Seeking a New Life, and Finding Hardship, in the Marketplaces of Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana --- Sixteen-year-old Sahada was pulled out of school when her family arranged a marriage for her. But it wasn’t what she wanted.

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Nearly $30 Million Raised for Reproductive and Maternal Health in the Philippines

<p>UNFPA disclosed that its Philippine office raised $28.5 million in the year to date, and that the money will be used to promote reproductive and maternal health, one of the country’s Millennium Development…

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Agreement Strengthens Protection of Reproductive Health and Rights in Nine CIS Countries

ST. PETERSBURG -- UNFPA and the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States signed a cooperation agreement on advancing reproductive health and rights in the region.

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Congo: Responding to Survivors of Deadly Explosion

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo--- On 2 March, a series of early morning explosions in the Mpila munitions reserve shattered a densely populated neighbourhood in this capital city.

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Ethiopia Accelerates Training of Midwives

SHASHEMENE, Ethiopia – One of the key strategies for reducing maternal mortality is making sure trained midwives attend births and can refer women with complications to timely obstetric care. It’s one of the strategies…

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Passage to India: Executive Director Meets with Leaders from Many Sectors

NEW DELHI--- During his recent trip to India, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin engaged government officials, civil society representatives, corporate icons and movie stars in discussions about some of…

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Global Report: 15 Million Babies Born too Soon, over 1 Million Die Each Year

A new report provides the first-ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth. Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth shows the extent to which preterm birth is on the rise in most…

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Royal Society Report Emphasizes Connections between Population, Consumption and Environment

UNITED NATIONS, New York --- The 21st century is a critical period for people and the planet, with demographic and consumption trends posing tremendous challenges in a finite world.

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The Road to Rio Goes Through Cairo

<p>UNITED NATIONS, New York -- UNFPA rightly believes the road to Rio goes via Cairo - and that sustainable development and population are inextricably linked.</p>

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