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Healing Wounds, Restoring Hope in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria— Fatima was 14-years-old when she married. Soon after, she fell pregnant.

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Viet Nam: Transforming Village Economies One Woman at a Time

DONG LOI, Viet Nam. Nestled in the forested uplands of northern Viet Nam, Dong Loi village sits at the end of a verdant valley.

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Winners of 2004 International Poster Contest Selected

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 9 February 2005—Winners of the 2004 International Poster Contest, organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, for young artists worldwide, have been selected.

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UNFPA-Trained Volunteers Lend Social Support to Grieving Sri Lankan Women

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka—Sitting in a tent in the stifling heat, Latha Wijesiri, a volunteer health worker, talks quietly with four women about their immediate emotional and physical needs.

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Aceh Tsunami Survivors Need More Family Planning Supplies

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia—Nearly four weeks after the tsunami, doctors and local social workers say there will be an increased demand for contraceptives among the displaced population, as couples seek to prevent pregnancies…

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Sri Lankan Maternity Hospital Staff Copes With Crisis

GALLE, Sri Lanka—Dr. Samarasinghe was in the middle of a Caesarean section when the first of three massive waves slammed into the Maternity Hospital in the south coast city of Galle.

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Sri Lanka: Young People Pitch in to Assist Survivors of Tsunami Disaster

COLOMBO—In a quiet, leafy enclave in Sri Lanka’s capital, 35 young volunteers work in assembly line fashion putting together emergency hygienic supplies.

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UNFPA Re-affirms its Commitment to the Family as the Basic Unit of Society

UNITED NATIONS, New York—The 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) underscored the importance of families as “central to human societies.”

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Voices of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Honduras

San Pedro Sula, Honduras —Ana and Virginia consider themselves sisters. They do not share the same parents, but they are fighting the same disease and are united in their determination to stay healthy for as long as…

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