Women take the lead with new counselling and support centre in Palestine
ISSAWIYAH, Palestine– “Our centre is the first of its kind in this small community,” said Ikhlas, 38, at a newly established women’s centre in Issawiyah, a suburb of East Jerusalem. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fighting the stigma of living with HIV in Sri Lanka
GAMPAHA DISTRICT, Sri Lanka– Kamal* was given one week to live. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 ways the world is changing how it sees menstruation
SELOKOLELA, Botswana/UNITED NATIONS, New York– “Menstruation is still considered a secret that is hardly discussed,” Ogaufi Moisakamo, in Botswana, (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Population census enters the digital age in Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan– For ten days in the spring, 24,000 enumerators spread out across this Central Asian country of 7 million to finally conduct the nationalpo (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia ’s worst drought in 40 years threatens to derail gains made in maternal and newborn health
GODE, Ethiopia– “When I saw my baby’s hand coming out, I ran for our lives. We travelled nearly 90 kilometres to the nearest health facility… We are both lucky to be alive.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three women, three stories: Picking up the pieces of lives broken by obstetric fistula
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo/KURIGRAM DISTRICT, Bangladesh/KILIFI, Kenya– Pemba was called “ndoki,” or “witch,” by her community, including her father and siblings. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 things you might not know about obstetric fistula
UNITED NATIONS, New York– First things first, what is obstetric fistula?   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Family health houses save lives, employ women, in rural Afghanistan
FARYAB, Afghanistan– Five years ago, midwife Laila Amini watched a girl die in childbirth from causes that were entirely preventable. That day, Ms. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women and girls ’ rights are an unseen casualty of the crisis in Syria
ALEPPO, Syria/UNITED NATIONS, Brussels– “Life quickly became an open-air prison after the war,” a young woman from Aleppo told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ukraine crisis rooms, created for survivors of domestic violence, now house survivors of war
CHERNIVTSI/LUTSK, Ukraine– They are called “crisis rooms”: temporary accommodation for women and their children, with a kitchen, furniture, utensils and food, operated by local social welfare centres (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

8 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Empowering and investing in midwives could save millions of lives each year
UNITED NATIONS, New York– “My great-grandmother was a midwife,” said Erika Martinez, 23. “She was one of my biggest inspirations.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNFPA and WFP join forces to meet soaring reproductive health and nutrition needs in southern Madagascar
AMBOASARY/GRAND SUD, Madagascar– Just weeks away from delivering her fifth child, Homoroe Haova, 33, looked down at her stomach and smiled, reassured she could give birth safely as well as feed her c (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 things to know about motherhood
UNITED NATIONS, New York– Celebrated around the world throughout the year, Mother’s Day is exactly that: celebratory. But for some women, motherhood can be fraught. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

War in Ukraine shocks global food supply, putting lives at risk
AL MUFTAH DISTRICT, Hajjah Governorate, Yemen– At 16, Thekra Obied was one more mouth to feed in her impoverished family, so they married her off to Ahmed, a wood collector 15 years older. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news