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Reaching Out to the People When the People Can't Reach Health Care

At the 2005 World Summit, the largest-ever gathering of world leaders committed themselves to achieving universal access to reproductive health by 2015 as an essential element in the fight against poverty.

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Georgia's Mobile Teams Hit the Road to Improve Reproductive Health and Save Lives

TSKALTUBO, Georgia — The former resort community of Tskaltubo is nestled in the rugged snow-clad foothills of the Caucasus Mountains in Western Georgia.

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Special Delivery: Volunteers on Bicycles Bring Health Care to Rural Senegal

GAMBEY, Senegal — A large black bag slung over his shoulder, Sillymane Ba pedals his rickety bicycle down a rocky, bumpy, red dirt road.

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HIV Infection Rates Among Women in Latin America and the Caribbean Continue to Increase

BUENOS AIRES — “The HIV and AIDS epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean increasingly has a woman’s face,” Marcela Suazo, Director of UNFPA’s Divison for Latin America and the Caribbean told participants at the…

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Nepal Ceasefire Allows Mobile Team to Care for Women's Health

SAFEBAGAR, Accham District, Nepal —“May you live 100 years! You have given me my life back,” a beaming Guma Badela told the doctor and nurse examining her.

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Risking Death to Give Life in Panama's Tropical Forests

CHIRIQUÍ PROVINCE, Panama— Giving birth to her twelfth child in her family’s straw hut in the remote mountains of Western Panama, hours away from medical services, turned deadly for Cristobalina Santos.

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Waiting Home Increases Safe Deliveries

STUNG TRENG, Cambodia — To reduce the dangers of childbirth in remote rural areas, high-risk mothers here are being encouraged to stay in a safe and clean ‘waiting home’ before delivering in a health facility with…

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Youth in Forgotten Guinea-Bissau Struggle for Survival

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — Bullet holes still pockmark the presidential palace in Bissau, although the country’s civil war was waged almost a decade ago.

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The Private Sector Joins Turkey's Campaign to End Violence Against Women

ISTANBUL — The first thing a visitor notices when entering the spacious lobby of Turkey’s largest daily newspaper, Hürriyet, is a life-size poster of a battered woman staring out with vacant eyes under the words: “Speak…

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