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Haiti: Quality Maternal Care with Midwives


In Haiti, where maternal mortality rate remains the highest in the Western Hemisphere, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) works with partners to address the shortage of qualified midwives, who are a key pillar in improvin...

DR Congo: How to Beat Ebola


In the struggle against the Ebola virus in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a wide array of specialists and volunteers ensure that Ebola patients get the care and information they need as well as t...

Liberia: Safe Birth with Midwives


Globally, every 2 minutes, a woman dies while giving birth. In Liberia, brave midwives are saving the lives of mothers and children even during the time when the country was devastated by the Ebola outbreak. (Video co...

73rd UN General Assembly in 73 sec – Thu 27 Sep


General Debates continue through day 3; Spotlight is cast on femicide in Latin America; Security Council meets on North Korea.

Yemen’s Uncertain Future


United Nations - Yemen has been consumed by violence since 2014 when warring factions began a fight for control of the country. Hundreds of civilians have been killed, thousands injured, and over a million displaced a...

Ebola wreaks havoc in Liberia


United Nations - Liberia in West Africa has been hit hard by the Ebola Virus Disease, which has disrupted lives and severely affected the economy. The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, is working with other...

Mozambique – Home is where you find it


United Nations - More than 16 million children have lost their parents to HIV and AIDS. A staggering 14 million of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. Alcides Soares from Mozambique was forced to become an adult before...

Jordania: Cambiando las cosas


United Nations - En los tres últimos años, la guerra civil siria ha causado más de 130 000 muertes, y muchos se han visto obligados a huir a países vecinos, como Jordania. En medio de esta catástrofe, una extraordinar...

Ghana: Fake Medicines


United Nations - Modern medicine has transformed lives around the world -- protecting children and adults from diseases that would have killed in the past. But medicines are also big business -- and at risk from corru...

Bolivia: Crazy for Quinoa


United Nations, New York, 20 March - 2013 is the International Year of Quinoa, one of the world's healthiest foods. But in Bolivia, the world's largest grower and exporter, quinoa is considered food for the poor. Now ...

Laos: Feeding the Future


United Nations, New York - Rice is a staple food for over half of the world's population and nowhere is it more ingrained in diet than in the People's Democratic Republic of Lao. But for many children in this country...

Qatar: Sweet Epidemic


United Nations, December 2012 - Every five seconds, someone, somewhere develops diabetes. Every 10 seconds, someone dies of it. The illness is exploding at staggering rates, and perhaps nowhere more so than in the Gul...