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15 May 2020
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Break the silence!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 17 May 2020 “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and... Read more

8 May 2020
Press Release

UN issues US$6.7 billion appeal to protect millions of lives and stem the spread of coronavirus in fragile countries

The UN’s Humanitarian Chief, Mark Lowcock, has called for swift and determined action to avoid the most destabilizing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as he releases a US$6.7 billion appeal and an... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

We owe a debt of gratitude to midwives saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic

Blog: Our Humanity in Times of Crisis By Dr. Julitta Onabanjo As the COVID-19 pandemic strains the availability of essential health-care services across the world, midwives are on the frontline... Read more

4 May 2020
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Wellbeing of young Zimbabweans depends on access to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services

HARARE, Zimbabwe—While the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted people’s way of life, UNFPA in Zimbabwe is determined to continue providing sexual and reproductive health services, including... Read more

4 May 2020
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Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

4 May 2020
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Providing free transport to mums-to-be to reach midwives in time during coronavirus lockdown

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar—In her last month of pregnancy, Aina, 24, has decided to give birth safely at hospital. But a partial lockdown has been put in place by the government in response to the... Read more

30 April 2020
Statement

Respect and protect our elderly as valued citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic

Blog: Our Humanity in Times of Crisis By Dr. Julitta Onabanjo We all hope for a long, healthy and happy life. This is captured in the African blessing, “May you reach old age, may you have children,... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

UN sets up knowledge hub for Africa to fight COVID-19

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 24 April 2020 – As the world grapples with the unprecedented global health crisis of COVID-19, the United Nations is spearheading a digital hub to house information and... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

24 April 2020
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Putting women and girls first: new health tents installed to protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19

PEMBA DISTRICT, Mozambique—To ensure that women and girls are able to access family planning as well as prenatal and post-natal care during the COVID-19 pandemic, special tents have been installed to... Read more

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