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11 May 2012

Tanzania’s global first in using mobile phones in national health system

"I felt something was wrong with my labour and I called the midwife, who told me to come to the health centre. The midwife there tried to help me and even called the hospital to ask for advice. Then... Read more

5 May 2012

Midwives save lives

Globally, over 358,000 women die every year while pregnant or giving birth, which means almost 1,000 women die every day while millions more suffer infection and disability. About two million newly... Read more

3 May 2012

UNFPA promotes Condomize Campaign

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – UNFPA promoted the Condomize Campaign at the 13th World Congress on Public Health in Addis Ababa from 23-27 April, together with DKT Ethiopia, Wise up and Timeret Lehiwot... Read more

24 April 2012
Press Release

Promises to youth remain unfulfilled, new report says

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 23 April 2012 — Urgent action is needed to protect and fulfill young people’s human rights, particularly their right to sexual and reproductive health. Only then would they... Read more

20 April 2012

Namibia’s lower population growth rate is 'good'

Namibia’s population grew at an average annual rate of 1,5 per cent from 2001 to 2011, or from 1.8 million to 2.1 million people. This was announced last week during the release of the preliminary... Read more

19 April 2012

Namibia launches new gender policy with UNFPA input

The Namibian President launched the country’s revised National Gender Policy, which the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) contributed towards, at an event to mark International Women’s Day in... Read more

11 April 2012

Climbing Kilimanjaro to protest violence against women

This article was written by UNFPA Tanzania Communications Analyst, Sawiche Wamunza, about her climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania along with 72 other climbers, who bore the flags of 36 African... Read more

10 April 2012

Preventing maternal deaths from severe after-birth bleeding

The Guardian. Thursday, 5 April 2012. By Chukwuma Muanya A UNITED Nations (UN) Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) co-ordinated randomised... Read more

2 April 2012

South Sudan gets $19.5 million for midwifery programmes

JUBA — UNFPA in South Sudan is to receive 19.5 million Canadian Dollars in funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for a four-year programme, Strengthening Midwifery... Read more

23 March 2012
Press Release

UN launches Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children

                          NEW YORK, 23 March 2012 —  UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and UNICEF today launched a high-level commission to improve access to essential but overlooked health... Read more