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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What You Didn’t Know About Teenage Pregnancy

*Please be advised that this article contains information on sexual and physical abuse toward children.  Every day, at least 20,000 girls
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Mobile clinics treat reproductive cancers in along Ukraine’s contact line

POPASNA, Ukraine – “I just hope it’s not cancer,” Valentina, 71, thought. She was visiting a UNFPA mobile clinic in Ukraine
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The Power of your Contribution during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed numerous vulnerabilities in health care systems around the world. We have seen how our most vulnerable populations are left behind, how
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Friends of UNFPA Statement on the Outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Friends of UNFPA congratulates Joe Biden on winning the 2020 election for the U.S. Presidency. In particular, Friends of UNFPA
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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

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Six decades ago, the first oral contraceptive pill was introduced. Oral contraceptives – and other modern,
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Friends of UNFPA Mourns the Passing of Founding Board Member Mary D. Lindsay

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In Egypt, family planning unit works to ensure continuity of services amid pandemic

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For one breast cancer survivor in Gaza Strip, a journey of hardship and hope

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Ukraine steadfast in tackling gender-based violence, despite pandemic-related increases

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Even amid pandemic, governments and advocates rally behind sexual and reproductive health and rights

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Hondurans lose critical health services after Hurricane Eta tears through Central America

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Honduras television drama shines light on teen pregnancy, helps girls speak out

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Mobile clinics treat reproductive cancers in along Ukraine’s contact line

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The future we want for women and girls

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

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