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AllAfrica.com
UNFPA Embarks On Anti Fistula Campaign As Two Million Women Suffering With the ConditionThe United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has joined the world in commemoratin
UNFPA Embarks On Anti Fistula Campaign As Two Million Women Suffering With the Condition
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 hours ago
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has joined the world in commemorating the international day to End Obstetric Fistula by screening a movie 'Dry' at a local hotel on the 24 May, 2016. The United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms Ade... Read more
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dna
Death of teenage girl casts doubt on Egypt's efforts to end FGM: Activistsmedical and religious discourse," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by em
Death of teenage girl casts doubt on Egypt's efforts to end FGM: Activists
dna / Posted 6 hours ago
medical and religious discourse," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by email from Cairo. Magdy Khaled, head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), said she was deeply saddened by Mousa's death in light of the progress Egypt had made... Read more
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iol.co.za
Pressure on Indian govt over marital rapesexual abuse against a partner, according to the study conducted by the Interna
Pressure on Indian govt over marital rape
iol.co.za / Posted 9 hours ago
sexual abuse against a partner, according to the study conducted by the International Centre for Research on Women and the United Nations Population Fund. Marital-rape counsellor and lawyer Monica blamed India's deeply entrenched patriarchal... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Dogg Commits to Sexual Reproductive HealthAfrica, Zambia and Zimbabwe, by the end of 2019, explained Emma Mbekele, the pr
The Dogg Commits to Sexual Reproductive Health
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 hours ago
Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, by the end of 2019, explained Emma Mbekele, the programme analyst for communications at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). UNFPA is one of the sponsors of the programme. "The Dogg is one of the youth who has... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Health Data Matterstheir interventions in the health sector at various strata of government, from
Why Health Data Matters
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
their interventions in the health sector at various strata of government, from district to national level," he added. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative Mr Cheikh Tidiane Cisse said the new data shows how Zimbabwe continued... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Patriarchal India under pressure over marital rapesexual abuse against a partner, according to the study conducted by the Interna
Patriarchal India under pressure over marital rape
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 17 hours ago
sexual abuse against a partner, according to the study conducted by the International Centre for Research on Women and the United Nations Population Fund. Marital-rape counsellor and lawyer Monica blamed India's deeply entrenched patriarchal... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Pressure grows on India over marital rapesexual abuse against a partner, according to the study conducted by the Interna
Pressure grows on India over marital rape
Inquirier.net / Posted 19 hours ago
sexual abuse against a partner, according to the study conducted by the International Center for Research on Women and the United Nations Population Fund. Marital-rape counsellor and lawyer Monica blamed India’s deeply entrenched patriarchal... Read more
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BBC News
Turkey's Erdogan warns Muslims against birth controlyoung population (compared with other European countries) is still growing. The
Turkey's Erdogan warns Muslims against birth control
BBC News / Posted yesterday
young population (compared with other European countries) is still growing. The population is just under 80 million. The United Nations Population Fund says Turkey has a "substantial" unmet need for quality family planning. One fifth of married... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Early Marriage, Pregnancy Force Tanzanian Teenage Girls to Drop Out of Schoolis all too common in Tanzania, which has one of the world's highest adolescent
Early Marriage, Pregnancy Force Tanzanian Teenage Girls to Drop Out of School
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
is all too common in Tanzania, which has one of the world's highest adolescent pregnancy and birth rates. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) one in six girls aged between 15 and 19 falls pregnant. "Because of low awareness, a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Uganda Has Only 25 Fistula Doctorscapacity for functional obstetric fistula treatment sites to deal with the back
Uganda Has Only 25 Fistula Doctors
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
capacity for functional obstetric fistula treatment sites to deal with the backlog. According to Dr Edson Muhwezi, the United Nations Population Fund assistant representative, fistula is one of the most serious injuries women face during... Read more
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Pilipino Star
World Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur tackles ASEAN integrationand barriers to investment in airlines. Key participants in the forum include
World Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur tackles ASEAN integration
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
and barriers to investment in airlines. Key participants in the forum include Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Hans-Paul Bürkner, global chairman of The Boston Consulting Group and Anthony... Read more
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Fortune
How GE and UN Women Plan to Put More Women in Top Global Health JobsEbola and Zika to ending violence against women andHIV and AIDS. GE, for examp
How GE and UN Women Plan to Put More Women in Top Global Health Jobs
Fortune / Posted 5 days ago
Ebola and Zika to ending violence against women andHIV and AIDS. GE, for example, is collaborating with the UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to launch an online midwifery training and networking platform. The program will connect more... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kilifi to Construct Sh300 Million Health Complexincluding the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, the Flying Doctors Society, the
Kilifi to Construct Sh300 Million Health Complex
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
including the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, the Flying Doctors Society, the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation and the United Nations Population Fund. The Mushrooms band and bango maestro Joseph Ngala also participated in the campaigns by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Two Million Women, Girls Suffer Obstetric Fistula - Ban Ki Moonlive with it for years because they cannot afford to get treatment, he explaine
Two Million Women, Girls Suffer Obstetric Fistula - Ban Ki Moon
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
live with it for years because they cannot afford to get treatment, he explained. In his remarks, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, acknowledged the need to accelerate efforts towards ending... Read more
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Mashable
Jarring campaign shows what it's like to become a mother during conflictbaby doesn't wait for the shelling to cease or the neighborhood to stop crumbli
Jarring campaign shows what it's like to become a mother during conflict
Mashable / Posted 7 days ago
baby doesn't wait for the shelling to cease or the neighborhood to stop crumbling. A newly relaunched campaign from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) called Safe Birth, Even Here hopes to shed light on that reality. The above video and... Read more
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Unicef
Commitment to Action: Moving from delivering aid to ending needOrganization Anthony Lake, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund
Commitment to Action: Moving from delivering aid to ending need
Unicef / Posted 7 days ago
Organization Anthony Lake, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Pregnant Teens At High Risk of Maternal MortalityWindhoek — The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has once again emphasised
Pregnant Teens At High Risk of Maternal Mortality
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Windhoek — The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has once again emphasised the consequences of teenage pregnancies, saying they have a direct bearing on maternal mortality. Statistics from UNFPA show that globally maternal deaths have decreased... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Enable Obstetric Fistula Victims Access Medical Treatment - DoctorPeramiho and Songea regional hospitals in Ruvuma Region and Bugando in Mwanza R
Enable Obstetric Fistula Victims Access Medical Treatment - Doctor
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Peramiho and Songea regional hospitals in Ruvuma Region and Bugando in Mwanza Region. Opening the trainings on behalf of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative in the country Ms. Christine Mwanakuzi Kwayu mentioned that the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Fistula Traumatises Thousands of Womenand psychological suffering, as a result of stigma that casts them into social
Fistula Traumatises Thousands of Women
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
and psychological suffering, as a result of stigma that casts them into social exclusion. The statement is contained in a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) note that reached Angop on Monday , on the occasion of the International Day to End... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
County Govts Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equalitya lot of support to generate, access and utilize disaggregated data with measur
County Govts Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equality
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
a lot of support to generate, access and utilize disaggregated data with measurable indicators. As observed recently by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, tackling inequalities and measuring... Read more
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New Kerala
Clothing brand raises awareness about maternal health - newkerala.com #67609New Delhi, May 23 : Clothing brand United Colors of Benetton (UCB) and the Unit
Clothing brand raises awareness about maternal health - newkerala.com #67609
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
New Delhi, May 23 : Clothing brand United Colors of Benetton (UCB) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have come out with a joint campaign titled "Safe Birth Even Here", at the World Humanitarian Summit. It aims to spread awareness about... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNFPA Targets Ending Fistuladuring a visit to Liberia Liberia joined the world today to celebrate Internat
UNFPA Targets Ending Fistula
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
during a visit to Liberia Liberia joined the world today to celebrate International Day to End Obstetric Fistula with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) committing itself to ending fistula not only in Liberia, but the world at large. In... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNFPA Vows to End FistulaThe United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA, says ending fistula globally remai
UNFPA Vows to End Fistula
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
The United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA, says ending fistula globally remains one of its highest priorities, pledging to continue to accelerate efforts, both in its own work and within the United Nations system to terminate the scourge that has... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Uganda Still Grappling With Patient Backlogof either urine or stool. Dr Babatunde Osotimehin the United Nations Under-Sec
Uganda Still Grappling With Patient Backlog
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
of either urine or stool. Dr Babatunde Osotimehin the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund says the 'condition is considered to be for the poor because of its tendency to occur in women... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Expert Views - How Can the World Improve the Lives of Women and Girls By 2030?they can get the education and employment opportunities they deserve." BABATUN
Expert Views - How Can the World Improve the Lives of Women and Girls By 2030?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
they can get the education and employment opportunities they deserve." BABATUNDE OSOTIMEHIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA) - "By 2030, all women and girls must be able to enjoy their rights to live free of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Pregnant in a War Zone - What Are Your Choices?needs beyond providing them with the most basic humanitarian aid, said Babatund
Pregnant in a War Zone - What Are Your Choices?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
needs beyond providing them with the most basic humanitarian aid, said Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). "The focus is on water, food and shelter and that's crucial and life-saving but life... Read more
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Rappler
2 young Filipinas speak up for girls' rights in Denmarkand take refuge in evacuation centers, Rosie and Fahada experienced skipping cl
2 young Filipinas speak up for girls' rights in Denmark
Rappler / Posted 9 days ago
and take refuge in evacuation centers, Rosie and Fahada experienced skipping classes for 3 long months. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), global experience shows that about 2% of women aged 15 to 49 years old who are in an... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Women Deliver 2016 - Young People Demand Sexual and Reproductive RightsWorryingly, less than 20 percent of sexually active young people in Africa use
Women Deliver 2016 - Young People Demand Sexual and Reproductive Rights
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Worryingly, less than 20 percent of sexually active young people in Africa use contraception. According to a report by United Nations Population Fund, an estimated 200 million women want to delay or avoid pregnancy but are not using effective... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
She She She - UN Resident Coordinator: Women Still Remain Poorly Served, Most Deprived When It Comes to Energy Accesscountries in Africa. In this regard, the Spanish Agency for Cooperation has su
She She She - UN Resident Coordinator: Women Still Remain Poorly Served, Most Deprived When It Comes to Energy Access
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
countries in Africa. In this regard, the Spanish Agency for Cooperation has supported various initiatives through the United Nations Population Fund, NEPAD and it has also designed projects and agreements with NGOs, such as Wassu Kafo in The... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
New Charity Invites Women Millionaires To Donate — And Get Involvedgirls and women of the developing world, but there's not a lot of money to back
New Charity Invites Women Millionaires To Donate — And Get Involved
KPBS San Diego / Posted 12 days ago
girls and women of the developing world, but there's not a lot of money to back it up. According to a 2014 report from the United Nations Population Fund, "less than two cents [of] every international development dollar is spent on an adolescent... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Condoms By Drone: A New Way To Get Birth Control To Remote Areasglobal health care sector, a number of drone delivery projects have been poppin
Condoms By Drone: A New Way To Get Birth Control To Remote Areas
KERA North Texas / Posted 12 days ago
global health care sector, a number of drone delivery projects have been popping up — including one jointly funded by the United Nations Population Fund and the Dutch government. A group of public health experts, local health authorities and... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Condoms By Drone: A New Way To Get Birth Control To Remote Areasglobal health care sector, a number of drone delivery projects have been poppin
Condoms By Drone: A New Way To Get Birth Control To Remote Areas
KPBS San Diego / Posted 12 days ago
global health care sector, a number of drone delivery projects have been popping up — including one jointly funded by the United Nations Population Fund and the Dutch government. A group of public health experts, local health authorities and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
"Accelerating Youth Development [and harnessing the Demographic Dividend] in Africa"African Youth Charter (Banjul +10) Under the guidance of the African Union Com
"Accelerating Youth Development [and harnessing the Demographic Dividend] in Africa"
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
African Youth Charter (Banjul +10) Under the guidance of the African Union Commission and with the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and other partners, the National Youth Council is coordinating this high-level forum and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lives At Risk As Young Mothers Left Invisible, Fears Plan International Headin her first major initiative since taking over at Plan International last Sept
Lives At Risk As Young Mothers Left Invisible, Fears Plan International Head
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
in her first major initiative since taking over at Plan International last September, has joined forces with the United Nations Population Fund in the #childmothers campaign to prevent early motherhood and support young... Read more
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Japan Today
How can the world improve the lives of women and girls by 2030? ‹ Japan Todaythey can get the education and employment opportunities they deserve.” BABATUN
How can the world improve the lives of women and girls by 2030? ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 13 days ago
they can get the education and employment opportunities they deserve.” BABATUNDE OSOTIMEHIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA) - “By 2030, all women and girls must be able to enjoy their rights to live free of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNFPA Country Boss Meets VP Njie-SaidyThe new Head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Office on Tu
UNFPA Country Boss Meets VP Njie-Saidy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
The new Head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Office on Tuesday afternoon paid a courtesy call on the Vice President and Minister of Women's Affairs Her Excellency Aja Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy at State House in Banjul. Speaking to... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Lennox leads call for 'united agenda'- was proof that equal gender opportunities create a path towards growth and pr
Lennox leads call for 'united agenda'
Otago Daily Times / Posted 13 days ago
- was proof that equal gender opportunities create a path towards growth and prosperity. Babatunde Osotimehin, head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), said many men were "very frightened" of women's empowerment and this had increased... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Lives at risk as young mothers left invisible, fears Plan International headin her first major initiative since taking over at Plan International last Sept
Lives at risk as young mothers left invisible, fears Plan International head
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
in her first major initiative since taking over at Plan International last September, has joined forces with the United Nations Population Fund in the #childmothers campaign to prevent early motherhood and support young... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Innovative Solutions Required to Reverse Downward Trend of Fertility Rate, States Health Ministerat the signature ceremony of the Agreement and Country Programme Action Plan be
Innovative Solutions Required to Reverse Downward Trend of Fertility Rate, States Health Minister
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
at the signature ceremony of the Agreement and Country Programme Action Plan between the Government of Mauritius and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), held yesterday in Port Louis in the presence of the UNFPA Country Director and... Read more
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iol.co.za
Pregnant in a war zone: What are your choices?needs beyond providing them with the most basic humanitarian aid, said Babatund
Pregnant in a war zone: What are your choices?
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
needs beyond providing them with the most basic humanitarian aid, said Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). “The focus is on water, food and shelter and that's crucial and life-saving but life... Read more
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dna
TVF Girliyapa’s 'How I Raped Your Mother' is a must-watch for every Indiancase you were wondering about the prevalence of the problem, a 2014 study by th
TVF Girliyapa’s 'How I Raped Your Mother' is a must-watch for every Indian
dna / Posted 15 days ago
case you were wondering about the prevalence of the problem, a 2014 study by the International Centre for Women (ICRW) and United Nations Population Fund which conducted a study in eight states, found that the vast majority of sexual violence were... Read more
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Daily Mail
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visits Burkina Fasowomen's health and rights and the Crown Princess will be the official patron.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visits Burkina Faso
Daily Mail / Posted 15 days ago
women's health and rights and the Crown Princess will be the official patron. The princess also acts as a patron for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Danish Maternity Foundation and is a member of the High-Level Task Force for... Read more
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Mashable
Child mothers share their harrowing stories in striking new photo seriesgets attention, but a new photo project is trying to change that. Child rights
Child mothers share their harrowing stories in striking new photo series
Mashable / Posted 16 days ago
gets attention, but a new photo project is trying to change that. Child rights organization Plan International and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched an exhibition on Sunday called #childmothers, which features Mulenga's story.... Read more
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The China Post
Sierra Leone questions traditions as ebola hitsin scenes resembling a horror film. His hospital received a real boost, he said
Sierra Leone questions traditions as ebola hits
The China Post / Posted 16 days ago
in scenes resembling a horror film. His hospital received a real boost, he said, with extra funding for equipment from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and targeted training for staff from Britain's Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
How can the world improve the lives of women and girls by 2030?they can get the education and employment opportunities they deserve." BABATUN
How can the world improve the lives of women and girls by 2030?
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
they can get the education and employment opportunities they deserve." BABATUNDE OSOTIMEHIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA) - "By 2030, all women and girls must be able to enjoy their rights to live free of... Read more
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The Star
How can the world improve the lives of women and girls by 2030?they can get the education and employment opportunities they deserve." BABATUN
How can the world improve the lives of women and girls by 2030?
The Star / Posted 16 days ago
they can get the education and employment opportunities they deserve." BABATUNDE OSOTIMEHIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA) - "By 2030, all women and girls must be able to enjoy their rights to live free of... Read more
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The China Post
Sierra Leone's first Ebola-hit community reconsiders its traditionsin scenes resembling a horror film. His hospital received a real boost, he said
Sierra Leone's first Ebola-hit community reconsiders its traditions
The China Post / Posted 18 days ago
in scenes resembling a horror film. His hospital received a real boost, he said, with extra funding for equipment from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and targeted training for staff from Britain's Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tetanus Vaccination to Kick Off in 11 High Risk Countiesreport by the African Health Observatory indicated that the global MNTE initiat
Tetanus Vaccination to Kick Off in 11 High Risk Counties
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
report by the African Health Observatory indicated that the global MNTE initiative was launched by WHO, UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in 1999 with the aim of eliminating the disease by 2015, the target date for the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dutch Minister, UNFPA Chief Inspect Family Planning ProgressThe Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Lilianne Ploumen, and the
Dutch Minister, UNFPA Chief Inspect Family Planning Progress
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Lilianne Ploumen, and the executive director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, on Tuesday, visited Rwamagana District to assess the state of family planning in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Five Big Issues At the International Conference of Midwives in Abujayear's International Day of the Midwife. To commemorate this day in Nigeria, Th
Five Big Issues At the International Conference of Midwives in Abuja
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
year's International Day of the Midwife. To commemorate this day in Nigeria, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) hosted the first Global... Read more
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