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5 May 2017
“I didn’t plan to come to South Sudan. One day I found myself on the UNV (United Nations Volunteers programme) website and I decided to put my profile there. I didn’t even know that South Sudan... Read more
3 May 2017
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin for the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2017 UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates the heroic and life-saving... Read more
26 April 2017
LAMWO, Northern Uganda – At a refugee reception centre in northern Uganda, nine mothers standing in single file cuddled their newborn babies, all of them wrapped up warmly in wool blankets. Visibly... Read more
20 April 2017
Dispatch
SHOW GROUND COMMUNITY, Petauke District, Eastern Province, Zambia – “I’ve been living with HIV since birth. Life has not been very easy for me. I used to be shy and could not say anything in class. I... Read more
12 April 2017
Dispatch
Takhona is from Shiselweni, one of the poorest regions in Swaziland. In secondary school, she started drinking alcohol, which led to an ongoing substance abuse problem. She and two friends drank... Read more
6 April 2017
Dispatch
MORONI, Comoros – "I was expelled from my uncle's family home because he found out that I was seeing a boy from my village. This situation did not please him,” says Fazlat Said Salim, 21, originally... Read more
4 April 2017
Statement
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 4 April 2017—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, regrets the decision by the United States to deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over. This... Read more
31 March 2017
Dispatch
KAMULI, Eastern Uganda, Uganda – Health workers at Mayuge Health Centre III were concerned that Alice Nalubwama’s labour was not progressing well. “The midwife said that my contractions were weak and... Read more
22 March 2017
Press Release
16 March 2017, Mingkaman, Awerial South, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, donated a solar-powered electrical system to the people of Awerial to... Read more
15 March 2017
Dispatch
MAPUTSOE, Lesotho – ‘Mankaiseng Motau, 36, hurries as soon as she realizes the mobile clinic has been parked in its usual location near the factory at which she works. She wants to be the first to be... Read more

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