Amid pandemic disruptions, UNFPA Haiti’s midwives urge pregnant women to continue antenatal care

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti –  “In the past, I was really afraid because of COVID-19,” Frantzia Noël told UNFPA. She is 35 years old and 4 months pregnant, living in north-western Haiti. Fear of the virus has discouraged many women from seeking maternal health care. Some maternity facilities…

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Midwives on the front lines working to reverse Afghanistan’s high maternal death rate

SHAHRISTAN, Afghanistan – “It was midnight on 6 August when there was a loud knocking at my front door. My husband
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Reproductive health centers resume life-saving services in Yemen, but funding remains scarce

SANA’A, Yemen – In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen. But, funding for UNFPA’s life-saving reproductive health services
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The Recent History of U.S. Funding for UNFPA

More than 50 years ago, the United States was a driving force behind the creation of UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive
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What we learn by listening to girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – On the International Day of the Girl Child, UNFPA, activists, and organizations around the world shine
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Three things you need to know about contraceptives and COVID-19

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Friends of UNFPA Mourns the Passing of Founding Board Member Mary D. Lindsay

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Position Available – Social Media Associate

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A lifetime -and a legacy- of advocacy

“Together, we can improve the world long after we’re here to see it.” Mary Lindsay, one of Friends of UNFPA’s
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Your Impact: Female genital mutilation outlawed in Sudan!

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the piercing, cutting, removing, or sewing closed of a girl’s external genitalia for no medical
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ASK AN EXPERT: Sarah Craven, Director of UNFPA’s Washington, D.C. Office

Sarah and her team demonstrate to members of Congress and other change-makers how UNFPA empowers women and girls to live
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What we learn by listening to girls

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Flooding in Sudan leaves pregnant women, violence survivors stranded

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Reproductive health facilities resume life-saving work, but funding remains scarce

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Survivors of sexual violence need healing and justice even amid pandemic, leaders assert

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E-voucher system targets pregnant women and new mothers in Syria

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