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Volunteers in Guinea Reach Out to Neighbours in Need

N’ZÉRÉKORÉ, Guinea — It is eight in the morning, a few hours before the sun peaks over southeastern Guinea. Uniformed schoolchildren hurry out onto dirt roads, creating a patchwork of gingham across the city’s awakening…

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Prevention is for Life

UNITED NATIONS, New York – In conjunction with the 2008 high-level meeting on AIDS at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 10 - 11 June, UNFPA has launched a documenting success stories in HIV prevention from…

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Struggling to Overcome Stigma and Silence about HIV in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, Takjistan —Sitora, 25, has told no one of her condition. She is a healthcare worker who acquired the infection in her twenties – possibly from a needle stick injury.

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Long Distance Cyclers Helping to End Fistula

SEATTLE --- "Making a positive change is really a choice,” said Kelsea Peterman, 23.

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Fistula Advocates Visit Capitol Hill: Maternal Mortality Resolution Passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Living with obstetric fistula is a life full of stigma,” said 32-year-old Sarah Omega of Kenya at a press conference on Capitol Hill this week.

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Contraception Can Save Lives in Humanitarian Emergencies

New York – In Afghanistan, where fertility and maternal death rates are among the highest in the world, restricted access to certain conflict areas makes it nearly impossible to deliver contraceptives to woman who would…

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UNFPA Executive Director Receives 'MDG 3 Champion Torch'

<p> <strong>COPENHAGEN</strong> – UNFPA’s Executive Director Thoraya Obaid today received an ‘MDG 3 Champion Torch’ from the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs.</p>

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Happily Strung Along: In Senegal, Women Count Beads as Contraception

THIÈS, Senegal – It is considered bad luck in parts of Senegal to say precisely how many people live in a household.

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On Pangea Day, Play a Part in Protecting Maternal Health and Ending Fistula

NEW YORK – Some 250 million years ago, all of the earth’s land mass formed one supercontinent, Pangea.

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