One woman ’s winning idea in taking climate action harnesses the power of the sun
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – As a girl, Agnes Kimweri would visit her village ’s sole medical dispensary in Tanzania and see a steady stream of motorcycles emitting noxious fumes dropping off patients. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women and girls in South Sudan battle mounting sexual violence amid conflict and climate crises
BENTIU, South Sudan– “I used to collect firewood, make charcoal, and sell fresh milk to help meet our family's needs,” Nyachar Gatneay Rial, 38, told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hope on wheels: Emergency maternal health units reach farthest corners of the Philippines
SAINT BERNARD, The Philippines– “Our house was gone, we could smell petrol fuel leaking from the fishing boats, and the wind was howling. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk of sexual violence, unintended pregnancy soars in crisis settings, new report highlights
UNITED NATIONS, New York/JUBA, South Sudan– Globally, an estimated half of all pregnancies are unintended, a recentUNFPA report highlights. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A 72-year-old refugee from Ukraine tells of a life left torn apart by war
MYKOLAIV, Ukraine– “There were explosions outside, it smelled of smoke. We were almost surrounded, planes were flying overhead. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In her words: A heavy monsoon, a flooded hospital and twins on the way. A midwife ’s story in Bangladesh
(Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ukrainian refugees build new lives far from home
MEDYKA, Poland – Ivanna Povchenuik was four months pregnant when she and her two children fled their home in Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine, leaving behind her 65-year-old father, who wished to st (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“I’ve grown a few years in 26 days”: A teenager’s life during wartime
LVIV, Ukraine – On 24 February, 11th-grader Viktoria Kravets had a typical day planned: classes at top secondary school Gymnasium Prestige then meeting up with a friend after school. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Midwives ensure life-saving reproductive health care for women returning to Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan– At the Zero Point clinic in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, on the border with Pakistan, midwife Zul Haja often works late into the night to assist returnees in need of urgent (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 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 - March 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“War trauma hunts them all”: Psychosocial support for Ukrainian refugees
CHI ŞINĂU, Republic of Moldova –On a recent day in the capital, psychologist Natalia Gandrabur was not where she usually works – a Youth Friendly Health Clinic that is part of a UNFPA-supported networ (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Free maternal services are a lifeline to expectant mothers in Yemen
DHAMAR GOVERNORATE and AL-MAHWIT GOVERNORATE, Yemen –On her way to the health centre to give birth, Hailah almost fell off the back of a borrowed motorbike – twice. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A 12-hour walk at 7 months pregnant: Escape from the horrors of war in Ukraine
CHI ŞINĂU, Republic of Moldova –“Nobody cared that I was pregnant and tugging my daughter along. I can’t be angry at those who didn’t stop for us though. Most of the cars were full. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More than $250 million needed to sustain humanitarian response for women and girls in Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan– “I had a miscarriage and my two-year-old daughter got sick,” Anisa* recalled after her local health facility stopped providing maternal and newborn health services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More than $250 million needed to sustain humanitarian response in Afghanistan
(Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news