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UNFPA 2011 Maternal Health Highlights

It was a busy, successful year for UNFPA as it continued to work in 2011 with partners to address universal access to reproductive health, including maternal health, treatment for obstetric fistula and family planning,…

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In Mogadishu, Nothing Is Simple

MOGADISHU — Somalia Medina Hospital, one of Mogadishu’s two major hospitals, sits in a spacious compound in the western part of the capital. It focuses on trauma and emergency maternal medicine, treating several hundred…

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Rapping for Reproductive Health in Yemen

SANA'A — Rap has won over Yemeni youth. It was in a UNFPA-supported workshop gathering media and young people where the idea for a rap song to promote reproductive health was born.

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U.S. Population Slows Considerably

<p>WASHINGTON — Population growth in the United Stated this year slowed to a rate not seen since the 1940s, says a recent Census Bureau report.</p>

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UNFPA Gives Ambulances and Other Equipment to Senegal

DAKAR — The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, donated medical equipment valuing about $1.5 million to Senegal, handing over the gift to the president, Abdoulaye Wade, early this month at a ceremony in the capital.

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Youths Vow to Protect Themselves and Others

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Young leaders from 38 African countries have pledged to act as role models for their fellow youths by “protecting ourselves, our partners and families from HIV, sexually transmitted infections,…

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ABC '20/20' Special on Maternal Health: Donate Now!

<p>NEW YORK <b>--</b> Tonight from 10:00 to 11:00 pm Eastern time, ABC television network will broadcast a special global health programme on its "20/20" series with Diane Sawyer called…

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Cutting the Carbon Footprint in South Africa

 DURBAN — Innovative approaches are needed to lessen the effects of climate change, help countries adapt to global warming and promote the best use of scarce resources.

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A Fruitful Trip to Seoul for UNFPA Executive Director

SEOUL — Strengthening the partnership with the Republic of Korea at all levels — with parliamentarians, civil society, media and young people – is a top mission for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, Dr.…

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