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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...

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Nepal – Women take charge of family planning

In rural Nepal, women have little say in family planning, and often give birth to upwards of 8 children. With the help of the United Nations agency for reproductive health and rights (UNFPA), one woman is taking charg...

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Laos: UNFPA reaches women in remote villages

United Nations - In Laos, where about 70% of the population live in rural and remote areas, community-based distribution workers, or CBDs, bring contraceptives and reproductive counselling to women. Twenty percent of ...

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Nepal: Too young to marry

Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young....

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Roma: Breaking the Poverty Cycle

The Roma, traditionally known as Gypsies around the world, have endured a life of exclusion and poverty. According to the UN Population Fund, UNFPA, ensuring access to sexual reproductive healthcare for Roma families...

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Gaza: Birth Amid Death

United Nations, January 2010 The birth of a child is a moment of excitement as well as anxiety. But in conflict- ridden Gaza, it is even more stressful. We meet a courageous midwife who is improving the odds for ma...

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New approach to HIV treatment could save 10 million lives, says UN report

United Nations, New York, 13 July 2010 - A new United Nations report says that a radically simplified approach to ensuring access to HIV treatment for everyone who needs it could prevent 10 million deaths by 2025 and...

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Fistula in Afghanistan

United Nations, February 2009 - Obstetric Fistula, a condition prevalent in much of the developing world, occurs mostly due to poor maternal healthcare and early marriage. In Afghanistan, UNFPA is supporting a Fistula...

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Burundi: Ex-combatants face poverty

United Nations, January 2009 - Burundians struggle to get back on their feet after a 13-year long civil war that divided Hutus and Tutsis, the two main ethnic groups. Now the United Nations Population Fund is suppor...

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Mexico: UNFPA helps pregnant teenagers

United Nations, November 2008 - Mexico, with a growing population of over 100 million, has a large number of young people who are sexually active. The UN Population Fund is helping the Mexican Government get contracep...

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Burundi: Fistula surgery changes lives

United Nations, December 2008 - A few years ago, obstetric fistula, a condition that affects pregnant women after a prolonged labour lasting for several hours, was unheard of in Burundi. Today, the United Nations Popu...