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CERF Funds Help UNFPA Deliver

As documented in its 2011 Annual Report, the United Nations Central Emergency Response<br/> Fund (CERF) was the largest single donor to UNFPA humanitarian efforts in 2011.

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Executive Director: Mission to Manila and Beyond

MANILA -- In a whirlwind two-day mission to the Philippines, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin met with President Benigno Aquino, former President Fidel Ramos (regarded as the grandfather of the ICPD in…

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Madagascar: A Decaying Health Sector

<p>ANTSOHIHY, Madagascar -- The Basic Health Centre or Centre de Santé de Base II in Anjalajala, near Antsohihy, the capital of Madagascar's northern Sofia Region, is housed in a recently renovated building…

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Tide is Turning Against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

For centuries, female genital mutilation or cutting has been practiced throughout much of Africa. But dealing as it does with a very intimate subject, FGM/C was often spoken of, if at all, only in whispers. Today the…

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Secretary-General Says Commodities Can Save Lives

UNITED NATIONS, New York</b> -- While commending the work of a United Nations commission trying to improve access to life-saving medicines, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that much remains to be done to…

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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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