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9 January 2018
News
LILONGWE, Malawi –  Prisca Gama, 22, and Given Mwira, 26, remember first trying the menstrual cup in November 2016. The women, both fourth-year students at Mzuzu University in northern Malawi,... Read more
8 January 2018
News
LOUVA, Angola – Since the outbreak of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region last year, nearly 35,000 refugees have poured into Angola’s Lunda Norte Province. The population... Read more
8 January 2018
News
KIGALI, Rwanda – Rwanda’s health system has seen great improvements in recent years, yet one area of health care remains underserved, particularly for young people: sexual and reproductive health.... Read more
17 December 2017
News
KAKUMA, Kenya – Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent – and relentless. She lost count... Read more
12 December 2017
News
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 4–9 December—Ending AIDS in Africa may not be a reality if we don’t urgently scale up HIV prevention to reach the target of reducing new HIV infections by 75 per cent by 2030... Read more
1 December 2017
Statement
This World AIDS Day, December 1, the Government of Sweden, together with the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO, announces the start of a USD45 million Joint United Nations (UN) four-... Read more
22 November 2017
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “That’s what’s left of my teeth after my husband beat me,” Ameera* said at a women’s shelter in south-western Yemen. She held out three white shards, which she keeps as... Read more
17 November 2017
News
SAMBA-KOUNI, Grande Comore, Comoros—“I remember very well when the midwife told me that women should (wait) at least two years before giving birth to another child,” says Rahamatoullah Mohamed... Read more
8 November 2017
News
MORONI, Comoros – Sara* was 17 when she found out she was pregnant. Living in a rural village in the Comoros, she carried the entire pregnancy in secret, and then gave birth in a hospital bathroom. “... Read more
1 November 2017
Opinion
Opinion editorial By Dr. Julitta Onabanjo About 80 per cent of all persons with disabilities live in developing countries, with 15 per cent of Africans estimated to have moderate to severe... Read more

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