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17 May 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa's maternal death rate down 41 per cent

The maternal death rate in sub-Saharan Africa has dropped by 41 per cent in 20 years. The 1990 rate of 850 deaths per 100,000 live births declined to a regional average of 500 deaths per 100,000 live... Read more

16 May 2012

Maternal deaths have halved in the past 20 years

Français / Espanõl UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 16 May 2012 – The number of women dying of pregnancy and childbirth related complications has almost halved in 20 years, according to new estimates ... Read more

11 May 2012

Discrimination begins before birth

The Tribune (India), 8 May 2012 By Babatunde Osotimehin   The poor gender ratio continues to challenge planners and experts because women are assigned a peripheral role in the success story of the... Read more

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