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Empowering women to lead the change: One woman’s fight against FGM

DOKA, Sudan – Like the vast majority of women in Sudan, Haja Aicha underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child. And like many women, she says the procedure was agonizing. But unlike most people, Haja Aicha has…

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Ebola survivors facing stigma, unemployment, exclusion

MONROVIA, Liberia – After recovering from the near-death experience of an Ebola infection, survivors in Liberia are reporting that their ordeal is not yet over. Many say they are encountering hostility, exclusion and…

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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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