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30 July 2012
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JUBA, 19 July 2012 (IRIN) — South Sudan has the worst reported maternal mortality rate in the world.   "More women die in child birth, per capita, in South Sudan, than in any country in the world,"... Read more
26 July 2012
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UNFPA in Kenya has launched a Family Planning programme focusing on youth within the Muslim communities in Malindi District, along the coastal strip of Kenya. The project will use innovative... Read more
20 July 2012
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“Having access to drugs that could save lives should not be a matter of charity, but a human right,” UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin said at the 19th African Union Summit in Addis... Read more
19 July 2012
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It is possible to save the hundreds of women who die of pregnancy-related causes every day, write the Norwegian Minister of International Development Heikki Holmås and UNFPA Executive Director Dr.... Read more
17 July 2012
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — At this year's African Union Summit, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehim called on African First Ladies to use their positions and voices to stop early child... Read more
12 July 2012
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 11 July 2012 — Family planning is anchored on respect for human rights, women’s empowerment and social justice and equality, according to Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive... Read more
12 July 2012
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LONDON, United Kingdom — Africa’s voice was added to the global call for the provision of modern contraceptives to 120 million women and girls in developing countries who do not have access, at this... Read more
11 July 2012
Statement
Français / Arabic   / Espanõl Giving birth is typically the most joyful moment in a woman’s life. Yet this very process takes the life of so many women worldwide. Every day, some 800 women die in... Read more
6 July 2012
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A high-level advocacy workshop held in Ethiopia ahead of the upcoming Family Planning Summit in London heard that one in four married women in Ethiopia has an unmet need for family planning. The... Read more
6 July 2012
Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 2 July 2012 — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is calling on governments around the world to commit more resources to the critical issue of voluntary family... Read more

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