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5 May 2022

Global health systems must invest in midwives

When monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in Bangladesh, midwife Shakila Parvin delivered twins to a hypertensive mother and stabilized her. In... Read more

4 May 2022

UNFPA and WFP join forces to meet soaring reproductive health and nutrition needs in southern Madagascar

Just weeks away from giving birth to her fifth child, Homoroe Haova, 33, looked down at her stomach and smiled, reassured she could give birth safely... Read more

4 May 2022
Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world throughout the year. In Somalia, above, the day falls in March. © Tobin Jones for UN

5 things to know about motherhood

Celebrated around the world throughout the year, Mother’s Day is exactly that: celebratory. But for some women, motherhood can be fraught. Women have... Read more

29 April 2022
One woman’s winning idea in taking climate action harnesses the power of the sun

One woman’s winning idea in taking climate action harnesses the power of the sun

As a girl, Agnes Kimweri would visit her village’s sole medical dispensary in Tanzania and see a steady stream of motorcycles emitting noxious fumes... Read more

25 April 2022

Women and girls in South Sudan battle mounting sexual violence amid conflict and climate crises

“I used to collect firewood, make charcoal, and sell fresh milk to help meet our family's needs,” Nyachar Gatneay Rial, 38, told UNFPA. “Now I... Read more

21 April 2022

“Let’s Talk” Radio Drama series: Conversations to help eliminate early and unintended pregnancy in the ESA region

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 21 April 2022 — Navigating your adolescent years can often be confusing and intimidating to say the least, let alone protecting yourself from the unintended consequences... Read more

14 April 2022

Act collectively to end the crisis of teenage pregnancy in Uganda

Uganda’s “serious problem” of teenage pregnancy requires collective action to prevent and respond to the crisis – and two new reports by UNFPA, the... Read more

13 April 2022

Risk of sexual violence, unintended pregnancy soars in crisis settings, new report highlights

Half of all pregnancies are unintended, a recent UNFPA report highlights. But during a humanitarian crisis, the conditions that erode women’s ability... Read more

12 April 2022
South-South Learning on intergration

South-South Knowledge Sharing between ESARO and China on Integration of SRHR, HIV and GBV Services

In April 2022, the joint United Nations initiative 2gether 4 SRHR, participated in a successful South-South Exchange with UNFPA China. Program... Read more

9 April 2022

Creating a healthy, productive nation for Uganda’s economic development

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni called for greater focus on wealth creation as the ‘bone marrow of prosperity’, by practising commercial... Read more