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World Should Rejoice Girls' Births The Way It Celebrates Boys', Says UNFPA Executive Director

<p class="bodytext"> <b>NEW YORK</b> - The Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, has urged all nations to intensify their efforts to improve…

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Experts Document Devastating Impact of War on Women

“Women’s bodies have become a battleground over which opposing forces struggle,” says a new report about women in conflict.

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Experts Plan Reproductive Health Response as HIV/AIDS Compounds Food Crisis in Southern Africa

CAPE TOWN - When erratic weather in Southern Africa precipitated food shortages last year, they were initially blamed entirely on drought and, in some cases, misguided policies.

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Executive Board Approves 23 UNFPA Programmes, Members Express Strong Support for Fund

<p>The Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme and of the United Nations Population Fund approved 23 programmes on Tuesday, 21 January.</p>

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Congolese Military and Police Launch New War - Against AIDS

KINSHASA -- Even as it prepares to implement a peace accord signed earlier this week to end Africa's widest war, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is mobilizing its troops to combat an enemy potentially…

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Lawmakers to Meet in Ottawa to Promote Reproductive Health and Rights

OTTAWA - Over 130 parliamentarians from all over the world will gather in Ottawa, Canada, this week to identify actions they can take to promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care (…

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Response to Southern African Food Crisis Must Include Safe Motherhood and HIV/AIDS Prevention, UN Population Fund Urges

Katibula, Mchinji District, Malawi  -In this village at the centre of Southern Africa's "perfect storm", where hunger, poverty and AIDS reinforce each other like elements of a gathering hurricane, the…

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The Power of One Idea and One Dollar

When Jane Roberts of Redlands, California, sat down at her computer to express her outrage at the United States decision to withdraw $34 million from UNFPA, she had no idea that a campaign had been born.

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Assisting Births Around the Clock: Emergency Mobile Hospital To Open in Kabul

KABUL - On a dusty football field about 700 yards from Khair Khana Maternity Hospital in northern Kabul, a team of Danish engineers, medical technicians and Afghan personnel have been working tirelessly since early…

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