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Amid brutal winter, safe births for Syrian refugees

ZAATARI, Jordan – Syrian refugees in Jordan have endured frigid temperatures, powerful winds, and heavy snow and rainfall this winter. Yet amid these hardships, dozens of babies have been safely born at UNFPA-supported…

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Floods hit hundreds of thousands in Southern Africa; women and girls most vulnerable

JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK – Widespread flooding has affected hundreds of thousands of people across Southern Africa. Torrential rainfall and the overflowing Zambezi River have destroyed crops, infrastructure and thousands…

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Flash mobs converge on Viet Nam, call for access to sexual and reproductive health

HA NOI, Viet Nam – Nearly 3,000 students from 30 universities took part in flash mobs across Viet Nam to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues. The activists converged on the grounds of a popular…

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Conflict-affected youth become new generation of leaders in Colombia

VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia – “I was 14 years old when my family fled,” said Viviana, now 26. “We arrived in a new town where we thought we would be able to live in peace, but there were armed groups there too.” Viviana…

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Standing guard against Ebola’s return in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali – Four days ago, Mali became the third West African country declared to be Ebola-free after the deadly outbreak penetrated its borders late last year. Health workers are now standing watch at the country’s…

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A new Expression of Interest

A new Expression of Interest for Prequalification of Medicines Programme is online.

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Bitter cold hits flood survivors in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Four months after landslides and flooding devastated much of mid-western Nepal, thousands of survivors are now enduring bitter winter temperatures. “I do not have enough clothes to protect myself…

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Young Mozambican activists call on leaders to support reproductive health efforts

MAPUTO, Mozambique – Young people in Mozambique face stiff challenges in accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services, but the efforts of youth activists and peer educators are making a difference.…

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A safe haven for pregnant women in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Health services are limited in the Hodan displacement camp, a dusty settlement in Mogadishu. Two years ago, camp resident Sharifa Abdullahi lost her first pregnancy to complications. She feared her…

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