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Meeting reproductive health needs in the wake of Cyclone Pam

PORT VILA, Vanuatu – “We lost everything. All the clothes – gone,” Anna Naual said at an aid post in Fresh Wind Ohlem, a settlement near Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila. The single mother, who works in a hotel in the city…

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As Syrian crisis drags into fifth year, pregnant women caught in the middle

DAMASCUS, Syria – Sarab’s life changed forever when she was widowed in January. Her husband was killed in a mortar explosion at the schoolyard where he worked, leaving her alone and pregnant at age 23.

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Bringing family planning and maternal health services to rural Tajikistan

GARM, Tajikistan – Life can be hard in the remote Rasht Valley of Tajikistan. Residents face high levels of unemployment and chronic power shortages. Many women have little access to information about their own…

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World records shattered for HIV testing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia/GABORONE, Botswana – Record-breaking numbers of people have received HIV counselling and testing through two historic initiatives in Ethiopia, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania. Condoms,…

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Cyclone Pam cripples sexual and reproductive health services in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, Vanuatu/SUVA, Fiji – Sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning and antenatal care, urgently need to be restored in Vanuatu following the massive destruction caused by Cyclone Pam.

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Explosion of data reveals vast and urgent needs

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nearly seven in 10 women in the Marshall Islands have experienced physical or sexual violence. These were the shocking findings announced yesterday at United Nations Headquarters in New York,…

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Safe spaces offer crucial services to women displaced by Malawi’s floods

CHIKWAWA, Malawi – It was the second time in three months that Mary, 43, had to fight for her life. The first was in January, when torrential rainfall inundated much of southern Malawi, in what is likely to be one of…

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Thousands of pregnant women require care in cyclone-slammed Vanuatu

SUVA, Fiji/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Four days after Cyclone Pam cut a path of destruction across Vanuatu, the full scale of the devastation has yet to be determined. The Category Five storm damaged an estimated 90 per…

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Contraceptive Price Indicator for the year 2014

Click here to see UNFPA Contraceptive Price Indicator for the year 2014 

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