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25 November, worldwide
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

1 December, worldwide
World AIDS Day

10 December, worldwide
Human Rights Day

5 April 2013 - 31 December 2015
MDG Momentum

Educate Lesotho's girls to protect themselves

Lesotho’s high maternal mortality rate of 1155 per 100,000 live births and high HIV infection rates are cause for concern, said Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director for East and Southern Africa Region, during an official three-day visit to Lesotho this week. more

Twelve-year-old girl champions against early pregnancy

MOCIMBOA DA PRAIA, Mozambique — Josefina, a 12-year-old girl living in Mozambique, wanted to leave school behind and become a mother. This was until a community-based activist introduced her to the risks that she faced if she acted on her decision. more

UNFPA partners with Amref Health Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 23, 2014 — The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA today reaffirmed its commitment to a partnership with Amref Health Africa aimed at improving the health of women and children in Africa. more
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State of World's
Midwifery 2014

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Realizing the Potential
UNFPA Annual Report 2013

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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.