Dignity kits bring hygiene supplies to vulnerable communities in pandemic-affected area of the Gambia
BASSE, The Gambia –As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs much of the world, health authorities in The Gambia are working to prevent its transmission across the country ’s borders.Basse, the capital of the Upper River Region, was the site of the Gambia ’s third confirmed case of COVID-19. The town’s bustling market serves as a commercial centre for the region, as well as for border communities in nearby Senegal and Guinea. Health experts are distributing hygiene supplies to marginalized women and girls in the area to aid infection control. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

A matter of life and death for Yemen ’s women and girls as funding dries up
Hajjah, Yemen – In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA ’s life-saving reproductive health services dried up. UNFPA has been forced to suspend the provision of reproductive health care in 140 out of 180 health facilities. Now only 40 health facilities across the country are providing these services.There have already been tragic consequences. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Nine things you need to know about periods and the pandemic
This article is a joint collaboration between UNFPA and UNICEF, lead agencies in the effort to ensure the health and rights of all people who menstruate. See a version of this article onUNICEF's website. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

In Yemen and around the world, obstetric fistula strikes the most vulnerable women
AL HUDAYDAH, Yemen – Five years ago, Marwa* was a child bride living in the port city of Al Hudaydah. “I was almost 17 years old, and happy with my new life. I was a new bride and I got pregnant fast. I thought life was smiling at me,” she told UNFPA. She had no idea how quickly life would turn upside down. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Safe birth services save lives, prevent childbirth injury in Tanzania
BARIADI, United Republic of Tanzania –Midwife Nuriat Koku Mtumbi remembers the day in March well: “It was raining heavily and Adimu* had delivered her baby on her way to our facility. “She was shielding herself under a tree” when she gave birth, Ms. Mtumbi recalled.Adiumu was in excruciating pain, and bleeding heavily. She could barely move, “but her mother managed to get her here,” Ms. Mtumbi said. The newborn was struggling to breathe. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Silent solutions available to quarantined survivors of domestic violence
KYIV, Ukraine –Oleksandra ’s* ex-husband was waging a quiet war against her, she says, one that escalated under quarantine.She lives in the same apartment as her ex-husband and their two children. Sharing that space has always been fraught; she faced constant harassment, humiliation and physical abuse, she said. But after the lockdown, she felt like she had no escape, and she was afraid to seek help, knowing he might eavesdrop on her phone calls. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

With Yemen ’s health system approaching a breaking point, displaced women sew face masks to protect community
SANA ’A, Yemen –With more than130 confirmed cases   of COVID-19, Yemen is struggling to keep the full impact of the pandemic at bay, even as funds for life-sustaining health servicesare running out. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Pandemic complicates humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and surrounding countries
CARACAS, Venezuela/PACARAIMA, Brazil –News of the COVID-19 pandemic had not reached Horihanny Del Valle, a pregnant 16-year-old migrant from Venezuela, until a few weeks ago, when she heard about the coronavirus from friends. “I saw people talking about and it scared me,” she recalled.Horihanny left Venezuela a year ago with her family, hoping to find more opportunities. Today, they live in Pacaraima, Brazil, just over the border from Venezuela. She is one of 15 people crowded into a small rented house. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

In Nepal, COVID-19 turning pregnancy excitement into fear
KATHMANDU, Nepal –In far-western Nepal, Dhana Bhatt is waiting out the last weeks of her pregnancy, a time that should be joyful. But her anticipation has turned into anxiety as Nepal grapples with the global COVID-19 pandemic. " My pregnancy check-up is due, but I don ’t feel safe going out during the coronavirus lockdown,” said Ms. Bhatt, 20. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: 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 exclusion from services and decision-making. Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, the vulnerabilities and barriers faced by people with disabilities are only growing. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Indigenous, Afro-Honduran communities join together to fight pandemic
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – As countries grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, indigenous and Afro-descendant communities are among the most vulnerable, with many facing poverty, poor health-care access and limited information. In Honduras, members of these communities are joining together to ensure information and resource reach the most vulnerable. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Free transport helps pregnant women in Madagascar safely deliver amid COVID-19 lockdown
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Aina, 24, is in the last month of her pregnancy. This alone would be reason for some anxiety. “As it’s [my] first time, I’m worried,” Aina told UNFPA. But with the country’s partial lockdown, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aina faces an unexpected challenge: the suspension of public transportation. Her local hospital, Itaosy District Hospital of Reference, is a two-hour walk away. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: 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 deathshave been reported. Health workers, already stretched to the limit by five years of grinding conflict, are sounding the alarm that the pandemic could spell catastrophe for the country. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Protecting seasonal workers in Turkey ’s tent settlements from COVID-19
MERSIN, Turkey – Meryem, a Syrian refugee living in a tent settlement in southern Turkey, says her family struggles to maintain their health under even normal circumstances. Now, with more than127,000 cases of COVID-19 in Turkey, she is even more concerned about creating a healthy environment for her children. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Mothers, midwives risking their lives to bring new life into the world
UNITED NATIONS, New York –Around the world, May is a time to celebrate mothers and the health workers who help them enter motherhood. Dozens of countries observe Mother ’s Day in May and, on 5 May, the International Day of the Midwife honours the life-saving work of midwives everywhere. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: 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 disruptions caused by the disease could have vast consequences for the rights and health of women and girls, a new analysisby UNFPA and partnersshows. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Millions more cases of violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancies 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 disruptions caused by the disease could have vast consequences for the rights and health of women and girls, a new analysisby UNFPA and partners shows. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Pandemic leaves older populations struggling with isolation in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia –Today, about six weeks after Serbia declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has more than7,700 confirmed cases of the disease. The Government has called for movement restrictions to slow the transmission of the disease, with special precautions in place for elderly persons, who face serious risks if they fall ill with the virus. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Learning from Ebola experience, Liberia deploys contact tracers to break COVID-19 transmission
MONROVIA, Liberia – On 16 March 2020, Liberia confirmed the presence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within its borders. One week later, health authorities declared apublic health emergency, and requested United Nations support in stopping the transmission of the virus. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Imprisoned, quarantined women need hygiene supplies in El Salvador
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador –Hygiene supplies are urgently needed among women in prisons and quarantine centres in El Salvador.Women in prisons in El Salvador are at high risk COVID-19 infection. Living in tight quarters, detainees typically rely on hygiene items supplies delivered by relatives during visitation days – which have halted due to the global pandemic. There are approximately 4,000 women imprisoned in El Salvador, according to the Directorate of Prisons. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: 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 counsellor in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, told UNFPA.Ms. Amin has spent 11 years providing psychosocial care to survivors of trauma and violence, from refugees escaping the horrors of war to women and girls escaping sexual abuse and exploitation. Today, her work comes on top of a new threat: the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

When quarantine is unsafe: Domestic violence survivors seek help in Ukraine
KYIV, Ukraine– One by one, countries facing lockdowns and movement restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are reporting alarming increases in domestic abuse. For too many women, safety from the virus isnot safety from violence.Ukraine is no exception.Even under normal circumstances, violence against women and girls is a serious problem, experts say. Today, this violence seems to be escalating, along with mental health concerns, as families struggle with anxiety, economic stress and close quarters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Ethiopia's midwives grapple with the COVID-19 while ensuring safe delivery
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia –Today Ethiopia has more than70 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a fact that has placed the country ’s midwives on high alert.“Midwives cannot maintain physical distance with a labouring mother like in other wards, making them too prone to acquiring infection with the virus,” said Dawit Mequanint, a midwife working in the Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, the country's largest tertiary hospital.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Ethiopia & #039;s midwives grapple with the COVID-19 while ensuring safe delivery
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia –Today Ethiopia has more than70 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a fact that has placed the country ’s midwives on high alert.“Midwives cannot maintain physical distance with a labouring mother like in other wards, making them too prone to acquiring infection with the virus,” said Dawit Mequanint, a midwife working in the Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, the country's largest tertiary hospital.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Infection-control supplies delivered to Viet Nam maternal health facilities amid COVID-19 pandemic
HA NOI, Viet Nam –Health experts in Viet Nam are calling for efforts to ensure continuous access to maternal health care amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic. More than 260 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country, mostly in and around Ha Noi City. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Delivering triplets in war-torn Yemen, under shadow of pandemic
AL HUDAYDAH, Yemen – Living on the mountainous front lines of Yemen ’s brutal conflict, 28-year-old Aisha Hussain Sibtan was unable to access antenatal care during her second pregnancy. Reaching the city would take two to three hours on foot, and the threat of violence always loomed close. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Bangladesh midwives continue saving lives as country responds to pandemic
DHAKA/MADARIPUR, Bangladesh – Today, there are164confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh. As the country ’s health system races to respond to the pandemic, maternal health experts are concerned about the impact the crisis could have on expectant and new mothers. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

COVID-19 affects Ukraine health systems already compromised by conflict
KYIV, Ukraine –As the number of COVID-19 cases nears 1,500 in Ukraine, UNFPA is urgently distributing medical kits containing disinfectant and personal protective equipment (PPE). (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Gender-based violence spikes amid pandemic, shelters need support
KOSOVO – As theCOVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, women and girls are more vulnerable to abuse than ever. In Kosovo, the Ministry of Justice has seen a 17 per cent increase in reported cases of gender-based violence. Urban areas appear to be hit much harder, with one city recording a 100 per cent increase in violence. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Staggering numbers of women unable to exercise decision-making over their own bodies, new UNFPA report shows
UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAMAKO, Mali/PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti– Out of nine pregnancies, Kadiatou experienced five tragic stillbirths, all at her home in rural Mali. Each time, she gave birth without the assistance of a skilled attendant. She never received antenatal care.None of this was her choice.Her ninth pregnancy ended in an excruciating and prolonged labour, which led to an obstetric fistula – a traumatic birth injury that causes chronic incontinence, and can lead to pain, infection and rejection by the community. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

As COVID-19 pandemic increases childcare burden, calls for Georgian men to step up
TBILISI, Georgia –As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, an unprecedented number of people are participating in forms of self-isolation, lockdown or quarantine. Bysome estimates, the number of people sheltering at home could reach  into the billions.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Former child bride, once sold to pay debts, finds a new start
KURDISTAN, Iraq – Intisar* was only 15 years old when her parents forced her into a marriage. She described it as an act of commerce: They sold her to another family to pay off a debt. “It is the worst feeling in the world to be traded off like that by the people who are supposed to protect you,” said the now-37-year-old Intisar, during a recent interview.Her husband was 25 years her senior, and immediatelyabusive. He never missed an opportunity to remind her that she was " just a bargaining chip, " she said.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks
UNITED NATIONS, New York– As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and announcing movement restrictions affecting millions. But amid these efforts, policymakers must not lose sight of the vulnerabili ties of women and girls, which have been exacerbated by the crisis, says a UNFPA guidance notereleased today. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

In climate change-affected Lesotho, self-injected contraceptives empower women to choose their own future
HA MOEKETSANE, Lesotho– Regina Mokoena has seen first-hand how drought and climate change are increasing the demand for family planning in her village.Ms. Mokoena is a local health worker in Ha Moeketsane, in Lesotho ’s mountainous rural Mokhotlong District. She says drought is disrupting livelihoods in this farming community, making it harder for parents to support large families. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

As COVID-19 continues to spread, pregnant and breastfeeding women advised to take precautions
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Pregnant women should take routine preventative actions to avoid infection with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), UNFPAannounced in a statement today. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

“We must resolutely resist any attempts to go back”: Listening to the icons and activists of women’s rights
UNITED NATIONS, New York– The eighth of March is International Women’s Day, and the stakes could not be higher. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Better suicide prevention and mental health care needed among Myanmar ’s most vulnerable
YANGON, Myanmar– Globally, a person dies from suicide every40 seconds, and it is estimated that for every death, 20 others have attempted to take their own lives. The vast majority of suicides take place in low- and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Protecting midwives on the front lines of the Ebola response
NORTH KIVU AND ITURI PROVINCES, Democratic Republic of the Congo –The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in the grip of the world ’ssecond largest Ebola epidemic on record, although the incidence of caseshas slowed. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Maternal deaths declining in Morocco thanks to midwives, but more support needed
RABAT, Morocco –Madame Najat Baloui, a midwife in Casablanca, vividly remembers a childbirth that went horribly wrong. “A woman was delivering vaginally,” Ms. Baloui recalled. “After several hours, the labour stopped suddenly.”Realizing the woman was at risk of uterine rupture, Ms. Baloui rushed her patient to an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section. “During the intervention, the doctor confirmed that the uterus was starting to tear,” Ms. Baloui recounted.The woman survived. So did her baby.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

UNFPA seeks to reach 48 million women and girls in humanitarian crises
UNITED NATIONS, New York/SANA ’A, Yemen– When Yemen’s unrelenting conflict arrived in Taizz City late last year, Ashwaq saw her neighbourhood fall to pieces. Amid the bombardments, her house caught fire. She, her husband and their four children – including a son who is paralyzed – fled for their lives.When they arrived in Sana ’a, Yemen’s capital, Ashwaq found that the influx of displaced people had caused rents to skyrocket. She was unable to afford even the most basic accommodations.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Action plan seeks to reach 48 million women and girls in humanitarian crises
UNITED NATIONS, New York/SANA ’A, Yemen– When Yemen’s unrelenting conflict arrived in Taizz City late last year, Ashwaq saw her neighbourhood fall to pieces. Amid the bombardments, her house caught fire. She, her husband and their four children – including a son who is paralyzed – fled for their lives.When they arrived in Sana ’a, Yemen’s capital, Ashwaq found that the influx of displaced people had caused rents to skyrocket. She was unable to afford even the most basic accommodations.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Pregnant women, survivors of violence at risk in West Darfur clashes
KHARTOUM/EL GENEINA, Sudan – Deadly clashes in West Darfur have uprooted tens of thousands of people from their homes. Reliable sources indicate thatwidespread gender-based violence is taking place,  including alleged gang rapes, physical assault, harassment and sexual humiliation. Among those displaced are thousands of pregnant women requiring urgent access to maternal health care, including safe delivery services.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

In war-torn Yemen, life-threatening pregnancy complication finds a happy ending
SANA ’A, Yemen – Twenty-three-year-old Amani, from Shabwa Governorate in southern Yemen, waited years to have a child. But when she finally did get pregnant, her husband lost his job. As his income disappeared, so did her ability to access maternal health services. And then, she experienced a life-threatening complication. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Kazakhstan adolescents demand information to avoid teenage pregnancies
NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan– “When they first noticed I was pregnant, I said to my family that I would have an abortion, just like they wanted me to,” said Nadya*, 20. “Instead, I decided to keep the baby [...] Having a baby in a village for a woman without a husband is unthinkable. "When Nadya was 17, she met a man in his early 20s. A few months after they started dating, Nadya's mother died. Her boyfriend was helpful during that difficult time, she said, and she later provided for him when he didn't have a stable income. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

In Uzbekistan, midwives learn to make calls that save lives
KANLIKUL, Uzbekistan– Soon after Munira Kholmurodova gave birth to her third child, a son, she started bleeding profusely. “I was so scared that I would not be able to hug my child,” she said. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

“Never give up hope,” fistula survivor tells Pakistani women
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan– “Helping women suffering fistula is my mission in life, " Razia Shamshad said about the maternal injury from childbirth that she thought would ruin her life. “No woman deserves to live in misery, especially when it is treatable.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

From child brides and FGM survivors to leaders on a global stage
NAIROBI, Kenya/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Monicah, 13, was astonished to learn that female genital mutilation (FGM) is not just an issue just within her community, in Kenya ’s rural Samburu County. “I realized it we are not the only ones to practise FGM,” she said recently. “It is the whole world.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

A look back at the 2010s: A decade of voices and choices
UNITED NATIONS, New York – As another decade draws to a close, the world is preoccupied with perils on the horizon. Climate change is beginning to ravage communities everywhere. The globaldisplacement crisis has reshaped demographics on an unimaginable scale, contributing to political upheaval around the world. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

How to do no harm: Resources to help journalists avoid re-traumatizing survivors of sexual violence
UNITED NATIONS, New York/AMMAN, Jordan –Sexual and gender-based violenceterrorizes women and girls around the world, affecting as many as one in three women. Reporters play an essential role in bringing these cases to light so that authorities can take action and prevent further abuses. Yet reporting on gender-based violence comes with serious risks to survivors.When journalists tell these stories carelessly, or without proper training, they can leave survivors feeling exploited or exposed to stigma and retaliation. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

As fighting rages in north-eastern Syria, UNFPA and partners rush to meet the needs of women
AL TAPQQA, Syria – As clashes rage on in north-eastern Syria, the toll on civilians and health systems continue to mount. Mass displacements have complicated the delivery of basic health services, including reproductive health and maternal health care.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news