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Two Award-Winning Documentaries Explore the Challenges of Growing Up Female in Rural Africa

UNITED NATIONS, New York— Two award-winning films produced with the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, underscore the challenges faced by girls growing up in two different parts of rural Africa.

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New Annual Report Highlights Achievements of 2006

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the Executive Board of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, met here today to chart the Fund’s course for the next few years, it also had the opportunity to review past…

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Partner Perspectives

Children are dependent, to a large extent, on the health and well-being of their mothers. This recognition led, in 2005, to the merging of three separate global partnerships, which had earlier focused on child survival…

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Pop Star Lends Her Voice to Stop Maternal, Infant and Child Deaths

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – When Stara Thomas’s parents christened her after her grandmother 29 years ago, they had no idea how prophetic that name would be.

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UNFPA Mobile Clinic Protects Cairo's Garbage Collectors

AL ZARAYEB, CAIRO — Garbage is everywhere in this part of the city. But after a few minutes, the acrid odor begins to subside as one’s nose becomes accustomed to the stench.

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In the Slums of Cairo, Home is a Roof Over Your Head

CAIRO, Egypt—</strong> Feryal El Sayed has called a tiny square room and a tinier cubicle containing a kitchen and a bathroom ‘home’ for the past 15 years.</p>

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Record-Breaking Donation from Portuguese Public

LISBON, Portugal</strong> — UNFPA’s Goodwill Ambassador in Portugal, Catarina Furtado, delivered an unprecedented €253,000 (more than $340,000) contribution to UNFPA through its Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed…

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UNFPA Opens New Fistula Treatment Centres in Afghanistan and Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — New facilities for treating obstetric fistula patients were inaugurated in April by UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya A. Obaid and the health ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Checkpoints Compound the Risks of Childbirth for Palestinian Women

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Occupied Territory— After three hours of driving from one checkpoint to another to get to the Ramallah hospital, Fatima's labour pains were becoming unbearable.

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