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Bank, 'Big 8' Health Leaders Agree on Strategy to Help Poor Nations

New York – Global health leaders from eight international organizations, including the World Bank, have agreed on a coordinated plan to help developing countries with health funding and technical and policy assistance.

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From the Statehouse to the Marketplace: Fighting FGM/C on All Fronts in Nigeria

OSUN STATE, Nigeria — From the shade of a small porch, Chief J.O. Aderibigbe rises to take the floor at this gathering of traditional birth attendants.

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Stopping a Practice that Endangers Women and Girls: Global Technical Consultation on FGM/C

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Over 100 million girls and women worldwide have undergone some form of genital mutilation or cutting.

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Giving Vietnamese Men the Support They Need to Be Supportive Partners

THAI BINH, Viet Nam– Representing different generations and occupations, Vinh, Hanh, Sinh and Toan form an unlikely, nervous group in the heat of a small waiting area at a health clinic in Viet Nam’s Red River Delta…

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World Population Day Observances Highlight 'Men at Work' Theme

World Population Day was marked around the world on 11 July with a variety of activities and events organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and its national partners.

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It Takes Two: Men as Partners in Maternal Health

UNITED NATIONS, New York—Having children is a partnership.

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Men of Honour: Male Leaders in Nigeria Work to Protect Women's Health

AMBURSA, Kebbi State, Nigeria—In the halls of an emir’s palace in northern Nigeria, a council of senior traditional leaders moves into the main receiving room, their flowing white robes coming gently to rest as they…

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Do Real Men Take Care of the Kids? Changing Perspectives on Gender in Brazil

RECIFE, Brazil — “I get no respect from my friends for staying home with Gabriel,” says José Silas as he lounges on the sofa with his eight-month-old son, Gabriel.

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A Father's Magic Touch: Building Positive Partnerships in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand—Jenjira Boonlom lies wearily on her bed in the post-partum ward of the Bangkhen district hospital, still weak from her Caesarean operation a week ago.

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