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AllAfrica.com
GBV Desks Envisaged for All Public InstitutionsSingida — The government has said it is contemplating to establish gender desks
GBV Desks Envisaged for All Public Institutions
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 hours ago
Singida — The government has said it is contemplating to establish gender desks in all public institutions in its quest to fight Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Hamis... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
$7 Million for UNHCR to Help South Sudanese RefugeesKhartoum — The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has alloca
$7 Million for UNHCR to Help South Sudanese Refugees
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 hours ago
Khartoum — The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $7 million to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support South Sudanese refugees in Sudan and address their most pressing... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Course Against Female Genital Mutilation Introduced in Medical CurriculumOwerri — The ugly experiences associated with the age-long practice of female g
Course Against Female Genital Mutilation Introduced in Medical Curriculum
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
Owerri — The ugly experiences associated with the age-long practice of female genital mutilation in some states in the country have led to the introduction of the subject as part of the curriculum for nurses and doctors by the Nursing Council of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNFPA, Nigeria Step Up Efforts to End Female Genital MutilationTHE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha M
UNFPA, Nigeria Step Up Efforts to End Female Genital Mutilation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammdu Buhari, and wives of state governors have formed a strategic partnership to end the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting in Nigeria. Officials said... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mrs Buhari Launches Anti-Genital Mutilation Campaign Next WeekWife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, is to launch a report next week detail
Mrs Buhari Launches Anti-Genital Mutilation Campaign Next Week
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, is to launch a report next week detailing the prevalence of female genital mutilation in Nigeria as part of a zero-tolerance campaign against the practice. Preliminary findings by the report show female... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Fewer Men Support Family Planning ServicesAlthough men play a pivotal role in sexual reproductive health including the ch
Fewer Men Support Family Planning Services
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Although men play a pivotal role in sexual reproductive health including the childbearing process, very few men actively support women in accessing family planning services. And even though women end up accessing these services, very few of them are... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Teens 'deserve right' to carry condomsRelated Stories Society should not stigmatise teens buying condoms, says Krian
Teens 'deserve right' to carry condoms
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 4 days ago
Related Stories Society should not stigmatise teens buying condoms, says Kriangkrai Vachiratamporn, director of the popular series Hormones. "Many parents tell their kids to pray for goodness or carry amulets to protect them. But the kids are not... Read more
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Coconuts Manila
Teenage pregnancy cases decline in Asia-Pacific, except in the PhilippinesSad, but true. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reports little chang
Teenage pregnancy cases decline in Asia-Pacific, except in the Philippines
Coconuts Manila / Posted 4 days ago
Sad, but true. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reports little change in the number of teenage pregnancy cases in the Philippines despite a significant decline in the Asia-Pacific region over the last two decades. Sexual coercion, risky... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Child Marriages - Ball in Government's CourtIT was a joyous occasion for the country's women when the Constitutional Court
Child Marriages - Ball in Government's Court
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
IT was a joyous occasion for the country's women when the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruled with immediate effect that no child under the age of 18 should enter into marriage in terms of the Constitution. "With effect from January 20 2016, no... Read more
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Rappler
Teen pregnancy down in Asia-Pacific, except PH – reportMANILA, Philippines – Young, sexually active, and clueless. That is how some u
Teen pregnancy down in Asia-Pacific, except PH – report
Rappler / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA, Philippines – Young, sexually active, and clueless. That is how some unwanted pregnancies start out in the Philippines and elsewhere. The problem traces its roots to the lack of access to appropriate sexual and reproductive health... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNFPA Donates Vehicle to Health MinistryThe United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated a Toyota Land Cruiser Je
UNFPA Donates Vehicle to Health Ministry
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep to the Family Health Division at the Ministry of Health. Speaking Friday, January 29 during the presentation ceremony, UNFPA Representative Dr. Oluremi Sogunro said... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Combating HIV Among TeensBy Miriam Gathigah and Jeffrey Moyo Nairobi and Harare — Keziah Juma is coming
Combating HIV Among Teens
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
By Miriam Gathigah and Jeffrey Moyo Nairobi and Harare — Keziah Juma is coming to terms with her shattered life at the shanty she shares with her family in Kenya's sprawling Kibera slum where friends and relatives are gathered for her son's funeral... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNFPA Donates Vehicle to Ministry of Health & Social WelfareThe United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated a Toyota Land Cruiser Je
UNFPA Donates Vehicle to Ministry of Health & Social Welfare
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep to the Family Health Division at the Ministry of Health& Social Welfare. Speaking Friday 29 January during the presentation ceremony, UNFPA Representative, Dr. Oluremi... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNFPA Donates Vehicle to MoHFamily Health Division Director, Dr. Joseph Kerkula receives the keys to the ve
UNFPA Donates Vehicle to MoH
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Family Health Division Director, Dr. Joseph Kerkula receives the keys to the vehicle from UNFPA Representative, Dr. Oluremi Sogunro The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep to the Family Health Division at the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Deputy Minister Leads Salone Dele to Faith-Based Leaders' Consultative ConfabDeputy Minister of Health and Sanitation II, Madam Madina Rahman, departed the
Deputy Minister Leads Salone Dele to Faith-Based Leaders' Consultative Confab
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation II, Madam Madina Rahman, departed the shores of Sierra Leone Tuesday 26th January to participate in a consultative meeting in New York, United States of America with faith-based leaders. The objective of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Family Planning - Women and Young People Need Access and ChoiceThe International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia ended yesterday (2
Family Planning - Women and Young People Need Access and Choice
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia ended yesterday (28 January) with pledges from governments, development partners, young people, faith-based organisations and civil society groups to promote easy access to family planning... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Be the Change You Want to See, Youth ToldDar es Salaam — Tanzanian youth have been urged to become ambassadors of peace
Be the Change You Want to See, Youth Told
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Dar es Salaam — Tanzanian youth have been urged to become ambassadors of peace in the country by avoiding discriminatory activities which may result to civil and political unrest. The Deputy Head of Mission of the Germany Embassy in Tanzania, John... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenyan Clergy Push for Family Planning At Global Health Forum in IndonesiaNusa Dua, Indonesia — A group of religious leaders from Kenya are part of clerg
Kenyan Clergy Push for Family Planning At Global Health Forum in Indonesia
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Nusa Dua, Indonesia — A group of religious leaders from Kenya are part of clergy gathered at this year's International Family Planning conference here to discuss their role in family planning. The representatives from the Supreme Kenya Muslims,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Scale Up of Maternal and Child Health Issues Meeting in DakarFreetown — Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation II, Madam Madina Rahman lea
Scale Up of Maternal and Child Health Issues Meeting in Dakar
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
Freetown — Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation II, Madam Madina Rahman leaves Freetown on Tuesday January 26, 2016 for Dakar, Senegal to participate in a two day Consultative Meeting on the theme: "Partnerships for addressing maternal and child... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
10 Reasons to CelebrateTHIS year started on a very positive note with the landmark judgment from the C
10 Reasons to Celebrate
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
THIS year started on a very positive note with the landmark judgment from the Constitutional Court. The court boldly declared that: "A nation which is not concerned with the welfare of its children cannot look to a bright future." The judgment in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Girls Struggle to Avoid Forced Marriage, Yearn to LearnKahama, Tanzania — Maria was barely 16 when her father removed her from school
Girls Struggle to Avoid Forced Marriage, Yearn to Learn
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Kahama, Tanzania — Maria was barely 16 when her father removed her from school to marry her off to a man 20 years older than she was just so that the family could receive eleven cows as her dowry. "I didn't want to get married, I wanted to study and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenyan Youth in Indonesia for Global Family Planning ForumYouth representatives from Kenya are among groups and individuals attending an
Kenyan Youth in Indonesia for Global Family Planning Forum
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Youth representatives from Kenya are among groups and individuals attending an international conference on family planning which opens Monday in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. The forum brings global health experts, researchers, policy makers, rights... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
WCC / UN Conference - Joint Statement On Refugee Crisis[WCC] Following the WCC/UN high level conference on the refugee crisis in Europ
WCC / UN Conference - Joint Statement On Refugee Crisis
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
[WCC] Following the WCC/UN high level conference on the refugee crisis in Europe, which took place at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January, a statement has been issued entitled "Europe's Response to the Refuge Crisis, From Origin to Transit,... Read more
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Ekklesia
WCC/UN conference statement on refugee crisisFollowing the WCC/UN high level conference on the refugee crisis in Europe, whi
WCC/UN conference statement on refugee crisis
Ekklesia / Posted 18 days ago
Following the WCC/UN high level conference on the refugee crisis in Europe, which took place at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/22629), a statement has been issued entitled "Europe’s Response to the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
132 VVF Victims Get Free Surgery in KanoAbout 132 Vistula Vaginal Failure, VVF, patients have benefited from free surge
132 VVF Victims Get Free Surgery in Kano
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
About 132 Vistula Vaginal Failure, VVF, patients have benefited from free surgery and empowerment package by the Kano State government in conjunction with Fistula Foundation Nigeria and bankrolled by the United Nations Population Fund,... Read more
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Unicef
An appeal to end the suffering in SyriaJoint statement More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations ag
An appeal to end the suffering in Syria
Unicef / Posted 19 days ago
Joint statement More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Highlights of FP2020 2014-15 Progress ReportIt was Monica Kerrigan, Senior Advisor in the FP2020 Secretariat hosted by Unit
Highlights of FP2020 2014-15 Progress Report
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
It was Monica Kerrigan, Senior Advisor in the FP2020 Secretariat hosted by United Nations Foundation that gave me a USB flash drive containing the FP2020 2014-15 Progress Report at a meeting that we both attended in Nairobi in November 2015 ahead of... Read more
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University of Queensland
Risk of stillbirth twice as high for disadvantaged womenWomen from lower socio-economic families face twice the risk of delivering a st
Risk of stillbirth twice as high for disadvantaged women
University of Queensland / Posted 21 days ago
Women from lower socio-economic families face twice the risk of delivering a stillborn baby than their wealthier counterparts, an international study led by a Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) researcher has found. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rural Women Approve of AbuseAt least four in 10 women in Kenya believe a man is justified in beating up his
Rural Women Approve of Abuse
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
At least four in 10 women in Kenya believe a man is justified in beating up his wife if she neglects their children. This is common among women in Rift Valley, at 46 per cent, North Eastern (44.8), and Western (40.5). However, their counterparts in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Planning for PeopleUrban migration is set to grow at a runaway pace on the continent of Africa and
Planning for People
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
Urban migration is set to grow at a runaway pace on the continent of Africa and elsewhere in the developing world, as more people relocate from rural to urban areas. According to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities - still known by the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Reducing Deaths Through Etisalat Maternal Health InitiativeRecently, over 600 pregnant women from 16 communities in the South-east and Sou
Reducing Deaths Through Etisalat Maternal Health Initiative
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
Recently, over 600 pregnant women from 16 communities in the South-east and South-south regions of the country benefitted from a maternal health initiative that aims at reducing the spate of maternal mortality in the country. As part of the exclusive... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Gender-Based Violence Court Inaugurated in SekondiA new Gender-based Violence Court to serve the people of Sekondi-Takoradi and b
Gender-Based Violence Court Inaugurated in Sekondi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
A new Gender-based Violence Court to serve the people of Sekondi-Takoradi and beyond was inaugurated at a short ceremony over the weekend. The court, which will be presided over by a female Judge, would hear only cases of gender-based violence... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Living in Notoriety - Chilling Stories of Life On Infamous Turtle Base"When I go hustle on the street, I sometimes make L$150 or L$200 when I sleep w
Living in Notoriety - Chilling Stories of Life On Infamous Turtle Base
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
"When I go hustle on the street, I sometimes make L$150 or L$200 when I sleep with a man. And when I am lucky and God is on my side, I can do 15-20 men a night. I cannot have sex with all of them, but I can give some of them blow jaw and some of them... Read more
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Asian journal
Cost cuttingWHILE every life is a cause for celebration, taking care of the next generation
Cost cutting
Asian journal / Posted 26 days ago
WHILE every life is a cause for celebration, taking care of the next generation by keeping tabs on the population is a daunting challenge. Stabilizing the population — to not outstrip economic growth and the country’s resources — is a more... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Over P2 billion RH funds still available – PalaceMANILA, Philippines - More than P2 billion in funding is still available for th
Over P2 billion RH funds still available – Palace
Pilipino Star / Posted 27 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - More than P2 billion in funding is still available for the implementation of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law this year, a Palace official said yesterday. Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications... Read more
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Daily Mail
Crown Princess Mary enjoys a group hug with young heart patientsCrown Princess Mary shows her maternal side as she enjoys a group hug with youn
Crown Princess Mary enjoys a group hug with young heart patients
Daily Mail / Posted 27 days ago
Crown Princess Mary shows her maternal side as she enjoys a group hug with young heart patients at a charity event Danish royal, 43, presented research scholarships to Heart Association Met with children suffering congenital heart defects and their... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Population explosionWhat is the priority of our government? What is the priority of our Congress an
Population explosion
Pilipino Star / Posted 29 days ago
What is the priority of our government? What is the priority of our Congress and the Senate? We have many problems and issues in this country but the most vital and pressing one has just been ignored – population. The Department of Health (DOH)... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Legarda defends DOH budget cut; Pia Cayetano, Santiago furiousThe P1-billion allocation for the government’s family health and responsible pa
Legarda defends DOH budget cut; Pia Cayetano, Santiago furious
Inquirier.net / Posted a month ago
The P1-billion allocation for the government’s family health and responsible parenting (FHRP) program was cut from the 2016 budget and redirected to the purchase of air assets for the military and to the increase of the budgets of state colleges and... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Senators slam RH budget cutMANILA, Philippines – Principal authors of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law in
Senators slam RH budget cut
Pilipino Star / Posted a month ago
MANILA, Philippines – Principal authors of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law in the Senate are up in arms over the P1-billion cut in the budget for its implementation. Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Pia Cayetano issued strongly worded... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
UN agency: Without funding on contraceptives, RH law will be ‘ineffective’ The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Friday expressed its concern ov
UN agency: Without funding on contraceptives, RH law will be ‘ineffective’
Manila Bulletin / Posted a month ago
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Friday expressed its concern over the non-inclusion of funding for contraceptives in the country’s 2016 national budget. “The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
New PM Threatens to Sack Doctors for Illegal AbortionsDar es Salaam — Tanzania's newly appointed prime minister has warned doctors wh
New PM Threatens to Sack Doctors for Illegal Abortions
AllAfrica.com / Posted a month ago
Dar es Salaam — Tanzania's newly appointed prime minister has warned doctors who perform illegal abortions that they will face the sack and possible imprisonment in a crackdown on such operations which are believed to be happening widely across the... Read more
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Sun Star
Senators dismayed over P1-B cut in family-planning budgetTWO senators have expressed dismay on Friday over the removal of the P1-billion
Senators dismayed over P1-B cut in family-planning budget
Sun Star / Posted a month ago
TWO senators have expressed dismay on Friday over the removal of the P1-billion allocation set to finance the procurement contraceptives for the Department of Health's (DOH) family planning program. Last Wednesday, Health Secretary Janette Garin... Read more
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Inquirier.net
P1B for condoms, pills nixedPoor Filipino couples in need of artificial contraceptives will not be getting
P1B for condoms, pills nixed
Inquirier.net / Posted 1 months ago
Poor Filipino couples in need of artificial contraceptives will not be getting any at health centers this year after the P1-billion allocation for family planning commodities for 2016 was stricken off the budget by the Senate, the Department of... Read more
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Rappler
Pia Cayetano looking into P1-B cut in contraceptives budgetMANILA, Philippines – Senator Pia Cayetano, principal sponsor of the reproducti
Pia Cayetano looking into P1-B cut in contraceptives budget
Rappler / Posted 1 months ago
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Pia Cayetano, principal sponsor of the reproductive health (RH) law, said on Thursday, January 7, that her office is looking into the surprise removal of a P1-billion allocation in the 2016 budget meant to purchase... Read more
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