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Scaling-up Access to Long-term Family Planning Methods in Northern Ethiopia

ATAYE, Amhara Region, Ethiopia — On eve of Ethiopia's New Year, things are slow at the Ataye Health Centre. But Hanna Kelemework, clad in her white nurse's gown, is expecting clients to show up for family…

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Working Against All Odds to Improve Maternal Health in DRC

BOGA, Democratic Republic of Congo — “My last two children were born on banana leaves, with help from my husband and women in my village,” recalls Antoinette Androsi, 32, who has been displaced by war for over six years…

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Natalie Imbruglia Rocks to a New Passion

<p>WASHINGTON, D. C. — Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia doesn't mean to leave you with the wrong impression.</p>

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Leaders and Health Ministers Strategize Ways to Improve Community-level Access to Maternal Health

MANHASSET, New York — Health ministers from countries with the highest number of maternal deaths gathered here with heads of several UN agencies and key partners to discuss action plans for improving maternal health.

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As Global Population Nears 7 Billion, UN Capitalizes on New Opportunities

<p>UNITED NATIONS — With the world’s population projected to top 7 billion next month, the United Nations today launched a global initiative – 7 Billion Actions – bringing together governments, businesses, the…

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Dynamism of Young People Cited as a Cause for Optimism in a World of 7 Billion

UNITED NATIONS – Participants at the launch of the 7 Billion Actions campaign here today cited the dynamism of young people, especially when connected through social media, as a cause for optimism in the face of the…

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Unleashing the Power of Women and Girls: A 7 Billion Actions Special Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Unleashing the Power of Women and Girls, which is part of the 7 Billion Actions campaign led by UNFPA, brought together some 500 people to discuss the many challenges facing young women in a world of…

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Empowering Women and Girls is Key to Address World’s Challenges

<p>NEW YORK — Empowering women and girls will have a profound impact on the survival and well-being of children, UNICEF said today, joining the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) global campaign to mark 7…

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Reflections on a World of 7 Billion

This Wednesday, UNFPA will sponsor a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of a world of 7 billion people -- a milestone that the world will reach on 31 October.

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