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MAMA: Using Text Messaging to Protect Maternal Health in Times of Crisis

Approximately 25 per cent of women of reproductive age in any displaced population are likely to be pregnant at any given time. The stress of being displaced coupled with the lack of skilled care heightens the risk…

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Vast Majority of Stillbirths Found in Developing Countries

<p>UNITED NATIONS --- According to a special series in the medical journal The Lancet presented yesterday, over 2.6 million stillbirths occur worldwide annually, affecting mostly African and Asian women who lack…

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‘School for Husbands’ Encourages Nigerien Men to Improve the Health of Their Families

BANDE, Niger — In the shady village square, forty men aged between 25 and 50 years gathered around their spokesperson.

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Empowering Women and Girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo

As a child growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then, Zaire), Yvette Mulongo regularly watched as neighbours and friends lost their mothers. She noticed the gaping hole left in families by the death of a…

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New 'Gold Standards' for Humanitarian Assistance Launched

A revised edition of the Sphere Handbook, the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, was launched last week in dozens of countries.

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Providing Support to Ivoirian Girls and Women Who Fled to Liberia and Ghana

NIMBA COUNTY, Liberia --“I walked, walked, walked for our baby,” says Toinette, who is 17 years old and pregnant.

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Young People Convene in Mali to Revolutionize the AIDS Response

<p>Thirty years into the response to HIV, an estimated 3000 young people are newly infected with HIV everyday. Many young people living with HIV still do not have access to treatment and only 34 per cent of all…

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Executive Director Joins UN Secretary-General at Launch of New AIDS Report

<p>NAIROBI --- UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and heads of other UNAIDS co-sponsoring organizations following the launch of a new AIDS report.<br/…

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Executive Director's Mission to Africa

<p>UNFPA Executive Director succcessfully completed a three-week mission to Arfica.</p>

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