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Displaced Iraqi health workers empowered to serve community

ERBIL, Iraq – Dr. Suhair Abdul Alghffar, an obstetrician in Iraq, understands the hardships her patients face, having essentially walked in their shoes. She is one of an estimated 2 million people thought who are…

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Girl leaders come together to advocate for their rights in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique – “Adolescent girls have rights and potential,” declared 15-year-old Catia Zefanias Uamusse, at the opening of the National Girls’ Conference in Maputo, Mozambique, in mid-November. “We ought to be in…

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Prioritizing sexual and reproductive health will save millions of lives, says new report

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A staggering 225 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy but are not using modern contraceptives, and tens of millions of women do not receive the basic pregnancy and…

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Sexual And Reproductive Health Services Fall Far Short Of Needs In Developing Regions

LONDON—A new report finds a staggering lack of basic sexual and reproductive health services in developing countries. The report, Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014…

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In Myanmar, changing what it means to live with HIV

YANGON, Myanmar – For years, 19-year-old Chan Chan was isolated by a stigmatizing secret: She is HIV-positive. The disease is taboo in Myanmar, where she lives, and as a result many people decline to get tested, and…

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CONDOMIZE! protects vulnerable populations from HIV

On World AIDS Day, UNFPA calls for an end to stigma and discrimination, and for increased access to condoms. The UNFPA-supported CONDOMIZE! campaign in Zambia is helping to advance these goals.

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First issue of Impact has been released

Impact is the newsletter of the independent Evaluation Office of UNFPA.

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Ending violence and discrimination against women: A call to action

DELHI/NEW YORK – "Today, there is no country in the world, not one, where women and girls live free from violence," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in a statement marking the…

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Huge potential for economic growth requires fulfilling the promise of youth, flagship report says

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Never before have there been so many young people – never again is there likely to be such potential for economic and social progress,” Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director,…

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