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Young activists help educate peers on SRH

MAPUTO, Mozambique, 12 December — The Prime Minister of Mozambique, Dr. Alberto Vaquina, pledged to continue supporting the efforts of the Geração Biz Programme, which empowers voluntary youth activists in the promotion of sexual and reproductive health. more

Adolescent girls take centre stage as change agents

MAPUTO, Mozambique - “Adolescent girls have rights and potential. We ought to be in charge of our own bodies and make decisions regarding our sexual and reproductive health.” more

Stand up for human rights and human dignity

Today on International Human Rights Day, I applaud human rights defenders across the globe and everyone who participated in the 16 days of activism to end violence against women. Together, we must stand up for human rights and human dignity for every one every day. more
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The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014

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State of World
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UNFPA – improving the lives of women, youth

UNFPA promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. Our goals are to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, promote reproductive rights, reduce maternal mortality and accelerate progress on the ICPD agenda (MDG 5a and b). We work to improve the lives of women and young people in the following interlinked areas:

Sexual and reproductive health
Reproductive health commodity security
Gender equality
Population and development
Adolescents & youth
Humanitarian emergencies

Family planning does not mean population control - Uganda President Museveni

In an interview with UBC, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni discusses family planning as good for the health of mothers and children as well as family welfare and consequently national development, at the opening of the National Family Planning Conference in Kampala.

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Interacting with young people in Uganda

NTV: UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Sarah Opendi and Dr. Jotham Musinguzi interact with young people in Uganda during the National Family Planning Conference in July 2014.

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Social Hour: Maternal and Reproductive Health

Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA Representative for Kenya and Dr. Patrick Amoth from Kenya's MoH discuss on K24TV the need to reduce Kenya's high rate of maternal deaths and improve its MDG 5 report card.