11 July 2018 - 11 July 2018


World Population Day

Theme: Family Planning is a Human Right


28 May 2018 - 29 May 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa

Menstrual Health Symposium

UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and partners are to convene the first regional symposium on menstrual health and management in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 28 to 29 May.

The purpose is to strengthen commitment to and build on the latest evidence base, to move from research to action, and to demonstrate innovative, sustainable and scalable models to address the needs of adolescent girls and women.

The expected outcomes of the symposium are as follows:


23 May 2018 - 23 May 2018


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. The condition typically leaves women incontinent, as well as subject to infections or other health conditions. Women with fistula are often shunned by their communities.