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11 July 2013 - 11 July 2013


World Population Day

The theme of World Population Day this year, Adolescent Pregnancy, is a call to action to empower adolescent girls.


23 May 2013 - 23 May 2013


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

This day marks the very first International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, which was designated by the UN General Assembly in December 2012. The year 2013 also marks the tenth Anniversary of the Campaign to End Fistula, launched by UNFPA and its partners. This day will be used to reflect on the progress made over the last decade and raise awareness and generate new political and financial support to accelerate the efforts to address this severely neglected health and human rights tragedy. 


13 May 2013 - 16 May 2013

Johannesburg, South Africa

Accelerating Action for Implementation of Maternal Deaths Surveillance and Response

The UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), in collaboration with WHO, is organizing a four day workshop to strengthen capacity on maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR). The workshop is being organized for 14 ESA countries which requested Technical Assistance for improved implementation of MDSR. It will provide a platform to share and to learn from different country experiences, discuss some of the challenges countries are grappling with to implement MDSR and outline steps for strengthening institutionalisation of MDSR.