Friends of UNFPA promotes the health, dignity, and rights of women and girls around the world by supporting the lifesaving work of UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, through education, advocacy, and fundraising. UNFPA is the lead United Nations entity for reproductive health and rights for all. Working in over 155 countries, UNFPA works to end the unmet need for family planning, to end preventable maternal deaths, and to end violence and harmful practices against women and girls.
die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy or childbirth.
deaths averted thanks to UNFPA-supplied contraception in the last year.
received child marriage prevention or protection services in 2019.
For many women, childbirth can be a death sentence – malnutrition, a lack of medical services, and Coronavirus are making things harder every day. A UNFPA emergency birth kit can save two lives: a mother and her newborn.
Friends of UNFPA is the official U.S.-based nonprofit supporting UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency. Find out more about us and our work.
Women do not stop becoming pregnant or giving birth for emergencies. No matter where she is or what is happening in her life, UNFPA works so every mom and newborn is cared for. Learn how UNFPA’s emergency birth kits and mama kits take of mothers and newborns in crises.
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UNFPA is the lead United Nations entity focused on reproductive health and rights for all. Working in more than 155 countries, UNFPA delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
UNITED NATIONS, New York ‒ “We were all alone, all the time,” Tatuli Paghava, 31, told UNFPA in Georgia. She was explaining how the COVID-19 pandemic has made it nearly impossible to survive being a mother. “Everything got harder… especially for the mothers who are doing everything alone,” added…
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