Our Work

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.

830Women

(estimated) die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy or childbirth.

16 MillionWomen

and girls given access to reproductive health care, counseling, and family planning services during humanitarian emergencies through UNFPA programs in 2016.

93,000Mothers’

lives saved from preventable deaths during pregnancy and childbirth by UNFPA between 2014 and 2016.

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Life savers. World changers.

With UNFPA’s support– and your support! – midwives and other health care professionals can save lives and change the world.

The ripple effect of access to lifesaving reproductive health care helps families, communities, and our entire world thrive.

Help us work with UNFPA to magnify this incredible work.

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UNFPA’s Work

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.

Family Planning

Safe Motherhood

Humanitarian Response

Treating and Preventing Obstetric Fistula

Ending Female Genital Mutilation

News & Reports

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How a Midwife can Save Moms Around the World

How a Midwife Can Save Moms Around the World: What does a midwife do? Friends of UNFPA goes over some ways that midwives save mothers and provide maternal care.

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Debunking 5 Myths about Condoms!

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5 Things Women Need after Cyclone Idai

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Fear and exhaustion shadow Venezuelan women on the long trek to Peru

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Digital revolution comes to Viet Nam census

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