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22 May 2020
Statement

End gender inequality! End health inequities! End fistula now!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2020 Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains... Read more

22 May 2020
News

Amidst conflict a fistula survivor embraces life again

Marwa* is 22 years old, and lives in Al Hudaydah, Yemen. At the age of 17, which makes her a child bride, Marwa got married, and soon after the wedding, she became an expectant mother. “I was almost... Read more

12 May 2020
News

Pandemic heightens vulnerabilities of persons with disabilities

UNITED NATIONS, New York/FRANCISTOWN, Botswana, RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Even under normal circumstances, persons with disabilities face discrimination, high rates of gender-based violence, and... Read more

8 May 2020
News

COVID-19 strikes Yemen as humanitarian funding dries up

SANA’A, Yemen – On 10 April, Yemen announced its first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. Since then, 34 more cases and 7 deaths have been reported. Health workers, already stretched to the limit... Read more

7 May 2020
News

Millions more cases of violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancy expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A clear view of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is only beginning to take shape, but experts estimate the human cost could be extraordinary. The economic and physical... Read more

7 May 2020
News

Pandemic threatens communities ravaged by war and crisis, global support needed

AZRAQ CAMP, Jordan/HOMS, Syria/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I invested the first four days of the lockdown calling beneficiaries to inform them of the availability of virtual support,” Orouba Amin, a... Read more

5 May 2020
News

Portrait of Nadjia KADDOURI AMARA

A beautiful tribute to our glorious midwives   Public health midwife, Ms Nadjia KADDOURI AMARA contributes to the various national reproductive health and family planning programs developed by the... Read more

5 May 2020
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Algerian Midwife Portrait: Ms Zohra ROUANE

  Ms Zohra Rouane Senior midwife 30 years of experience in reproductive health and family planning services   Ms Zohra Rouane has participated in several surveys with the Ministry of Health-... Read more

5 May 2020
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Public health midwife portrait

Public health midwife  Ms. AIOUAZ Nadia Central University Hospital « Mustapha Bacha » -Algiers-Algeria 32 years at maternity service "Story in the delivery room".   On 24h-duty, there are 15 to 20... Read more

4 May 2020
News

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

  As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born.  Childbirth doesn't stop for pandemics, and neither do midwives. They are working tirelessly on the... Read more

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