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20 June 2019
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HARARE, Zimbabwe—A young woman lies on a bed in Mutambara Mission Hospital’s maternity waiting home, looking tired but at ease. Chioniso Mutenda, 18, is 9 months pregnant. Just weeks earlier, her... Read more
19 June 2019
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GABORONE, Botswana—Unmet need for family planning not only challenges the ability of women and girls to control their bodies and their future, but also comes as a great cost to the government. This... Read more
13 June 2019
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JUBA, South Sudan—When Poni Helen found out she was pregnant at 16, she was confused and had no idea where the situation would lead. She only had one thing in mind and she was certain of it – she... Read more
11 June 2019
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With only eight midwives and the highest maternal death rate in the world at the time of independence in 2011, South Sudan has since made great strides in ensuring maternal health care is more... Read more
4 June 2019
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WINDHOEK, Namibia—“I want to share with you a dream that we need to have – a dream where we protect our young people from harm,” said Namibia’s First Lady Monica Geingos. "And this dream starts by... Read more
3 June 2019
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In the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Idai, Dr. Elsa Jacinto, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was deployed to the storm-ravaged Buzi District to support the provisional health directorate. It... Read more
31 May 2019
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BEIRA, Mozambique – When Sabine Nana was a little girl, she spent much of her time waiting for her mother to come home from the local health facility. Ms. Nana's mother worked very hard, as she was... Read more
31 May 2019
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NEW YORK, UN Headquarters, United States—“African countries have a long record of keeping their borders, doors and hearts open to refugees and internally displaced people – an example not followed by... Read more
30 May 2019
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“Do you know why people don’t touch our hands? Because they are thinking, if she’s [having] her period, how does she see she’s [having] it?”   Managing one’s menstrual... Read more
29 May 2019
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ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar—Condoms will no longer be subject to government tax in Madagascar, President Andry Nirina Rajoelina announced at an event to mark the 50th anniversary of UNFPA, the 25th... Read more

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