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27 July 2017
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – She dreamt of becoming a midwife from the age of 12, when her mother almost bled to death while giving birth to her tenth child. A medical professional dressed in a white gown... Read more
26 July 2017
ILLENGA, Northern Province, Zambia – Judith*, 40, has eight children. Because she is physically challenged and lives in a village in a remote area of Zambia, for many years she was effectively... Read more
25 July 2017
Feature Story
MAHE, Seychelles – Women and girls are the pillars of the community – when they are empowered, we all succeed. Yet too many women are unable to exercise their basic human rights due to deep-rooted... Read more
20 July 2017
Just as schools are foundational to preparing young people academically, they are also a crucial source in ensuring a student’s health and well-being. UNFPA is supporting governments in scaling up... Read more
20 July 2017
SALIMA DISTRICT, Malawi – Fridays are special for any child at school as they herald the advance of the weekend – more time for play. But for girls at Lifidzi Primary School, Fridays have special... Read more
11 July 2017
APAC DISTRICT, Uganda –  Kate Opio, 33, can barely contain her joy as she cuddles her newborn baby, while another sleeps peacefully on the bed next to her. Ms. Opio has just given birth to twins in... Read more
9 July 2017
MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY 2017 Dr. Natalia Kanem Acting Executive Director UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund 11 July 2017 *** Every day, vulnerable women, especially those who are poor... Read more
7 July 2017
MASERU DISTRICT, Lesotho – She was traumatized by her father raping her from the age of 13 until he was caught when she was 15 years old. At school she had to repeat Form B three times – not because... Read more
30 June 2017
MKUMBA, Mangochi district, Malawi – It started out as playing. She had a boyfriend and, due to a lack of information on sexual and reproductive health and the risk of unprotected sex, her life soon... Read more
15 June 2017
Press Release
KAMPALA, Uganda – Imagine if, like using the Uber app to call a taxi cab exactly when needed, an expectant woman or new mother uses an app to locate a health-care worker when hers is not available.... Read more

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