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Helping girls stay in the game

Sports offer a valuable avenue for reaching young people with messages about making healthy choices. In Jamaica, UNFPA has partnered with Netball Jamaica to teach adolescents about sexual and reproductive health, human…

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Pass the scalpel: Mid-level surgical staff save lives in Ethiopia

But its humble appearance, this hospital is a game changer. Without expensive upgrades or expansions, it has dramatically increased the care it provides to pregnant women – and the lives it saves.

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World Population Day spotlights needs of women and girls in emergencies

Sarita Tamang was nine months pregnant when she was buried alive by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. This World Population Day highlights the needs of vulnerable populations in emergencies, including pregnant women.

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After months adrift at sea, migrants receive critical care in Indonesia

Montas spent the first months of her pregnancy at sea, adrift. Crowded onto a boat with hundreds of other migrants, she had set out to find a better life, but ended up more desperate than ever when the captain abandoned…

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Clinic helps end dangerous traditional practices in rural Bangladesh

A clinic in rural north-western Bangladesh is helping to change minds about maternal health care – and is saving lives in the process.

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Quality Assurance of Medicines e-course now available

A new e-course on the Quality Assurance of Medicines is now available via the Global Programme Learning Zone.

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Ebola prompts efforts to boost condom use in Liberia

The Ebola epidemic has dramatically underscored the importance of condoms in preventing sexually transmitted infections. UNFPA and partners have launched a campaign in Liberia aiming to reach 1.5 million people with…

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Yemen’s deadly conflict aggravates plight of women

Women have been disproportionately affected by Yemen's deadly conflict. Yet their access to essential services, livelihood opportunities and protection has been complicated by existing gender inequalities –…

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Thoraya Obaid and the African Population and Health Research Centre honoured with UN Population Award

The United Nations honoured Thoraya Ahmed Obaid and the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), recipients of the 2015 United Nations Population Award, at UN Headquarters today.

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