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Partners Endorse Plan to Scale Up Efforts to Prevent HIV Transmission from Mothers to Children

<p>The elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa has come a step closer with the endorsement of a new regional framework following a three-day consultation in Nairobi, Kenya…

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Mission to Nigeria, Africa's Largest Country

ABUJA, Nigeria — Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin began his first mission to developing countries as the Executive Director of UNFPA with a visit to Nigeria.

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New Report: Linking Contraceptives to Human Rights

Is access to contraceptives a human right? If so, what are the consequences for governments and the way they provide health to their people?

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Partnering with Priests to End Domestic Violence in Armenia

YEREVAN, Armenia — Seven years ago Milena separated from her husband. Although she still loved him, they had difficulty communicating.

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Pakistan: Activists Call for Intensified Efforts to End Fistula

KARACHI, Pakistan --- At least 150,000 women in Pakistan suffer from obstetric fistula —damage to their bladder or large intestine during childbirth.

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UNFPA Launches New Four-Year Development Plan in Iraq

<p>UNITED NATIONS, New York—A new agreement between UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Government of Iraq will enhance efforts to meet the country’s development goals over the next four years.</…

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Breaking the Silence on Rape as a Weapon of War

<p>She doesn’t have a first name, nor a face. “No photos, please. ” Seated in a small dark room, her psychologist at her side, the “woman of Tuzla” will be her name.</p>

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Advancing the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health

Half a year after the launch of the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy on Women’s and Children’s Health, a high-level group of governments, private sector companies, civil society organizations, academic…

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Zimbabwe: An HIV Prevention Success Story

HARARE, Zimbabwe — HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe has declined remarkably in recent years, dropping from 26 per cent to 14 per cent  between 1997 and 2009.

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