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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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Double Duty: Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health in Papua New Guinea

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – When Athaliah Bagoi was only ten years old she thought her mother was going to die.

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UNFPA Strengthens Partnership with UNHCR

GENEVA — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed an agreement here today to strengthen their combined efforts to respond to the sexual and…

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Malawi: Rolling Back Maternal Deaths Through Community Involvement

DEDZA, Malawi — Faustina, aged 40, lies swaddled in a thick blanket in the maternity ward of Dedza District Hospital, in Malawi.

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A Bumpy Ride Can Mean the Difference between Life and Death in Guatemala

PETÉN, Guatemala — On a late afternoon last fall, Marcelino Coc was cycling anxiously on a dirt road in Guatemala’s Petén province.

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Campaign Says 'No' to the Sexual Violence that Rages in DRC

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In mid-March hundreds of Congolese women, men and girls raised banners that read, Together, let us say No to the silence, for the dignity of the Congolese</em> and <em…

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Award-Winning Film Captures the Agony and Endurance of Fistula Survivors

NEW YORK – Four years after a film producer first read about obstetric fistula, a documentary portraying the lives of its survivors is drawing wide audiences and winning major awards.

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Taking It to the Streets: Bringing HIV Prevention and Treatment to the Vulnerable Communities in Côte d'Ivoire

SAN PEDRO, Côte d’Ivoire – She ran away from her home in Nigeria after her husband died in an accident. And she refused to marry his younger brother as is the custom in her region.

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On the Front Lines of the Struggle to Save Mothers' Lives

KAMPALA, Uganda – Acute shortages of midwives and other health workers are hampering efforts to save the lives of mothers and strengthen health systems, particularly in Africa and Asia.

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