Emergency health kits ensure maternal and newborn care in Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan– The Malalai Maternity Hospital is one of Kabul’s busiest, welcoming around 85 babies into the world every day, including 20 by Caesarean section. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNFPA continues life-saving services across war-torn northern Ethiopia
Tigray, ETHIOPIA– “They saved my life and that of my daughter. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Equal opportunities for girls with intellectual disabilities in Ukraine
KYIV, Ukraine– “Everyone, do an exercise called butterfly. Who will fly faster? Wave your wings!” football coach Serhiy called out to a group of 12 adolescent girls.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Training midwives in Madagascar to bridge a dangerous gap in maternal health care
Antananarivo/Madagascar – “It wasn ’t until I stood alongside my classmates in the delivery room, encouraging an anxious mother-to-be as she gave birth to a little baby boy, that I realised just how va (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reclaiming bodily autonomy for persons with disabilities in Kazakhstan
NUR-SULTAN Kazakhstan –“All women, regardless of disability, have the right to decide whether to have a child, how many children to have, and how often,” said Lyazzat Kaltayeva, Chairperson of the Sh (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drones to transport maternal health medicines to rural Benin
COTONOU, Benin – When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Benin on 16 March 2020, authorities knew the virus posed a dire threat to other health priorities – especially maternal and newborn health. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

India is fighting rising online harassment in the workplace
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Source: UNFPA News - November 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mobile health teams: On the road saving lives in Afghanistan ’s most remote areas
NANGARHAR, Afghanistan– At just one year old, Shahpirai’s son was suffering from severe malnutrition. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In post-quake Haiti, rebuilding lives and welcoming new ones
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Source: UNFPA News - November 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Female village head in China changes rules to empower women
ANFEITANG, China– Yuan Qing’s father passed away when she was 5 years old. When her mother remarried and moved to another village, Ms. Yuan was raised by her aunt. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Married at 12; a single mother at 16 in Yemen
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Source: UNFPA News - November 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Feminist-led grassroots organizations bring critical relief to women amid pandemic
GHALETOLE, Nepal– The COVID-19 pandemic has brought misfortune to millions around the world. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With emergency funding for family planning, a glimmer of hope amid crisis
MTENDERE, Zambia – As a high school student,Christabel Mwewa had always been ambi (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Midwives continue to deliver amid uncertainty in Afghanistan
NEW YORK, United Nations/Afghanistan– Even before the current humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the situation for pregnant women was dire – the country had (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To secure an equal future, girls need equal access to digital tools and information
UNITED NATIONS, New York– Digital technologies are fueling explosive growth, innovation and connection around the world. But these tools are also creating new kinds of inequalities.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news