A neglected global crisis for women: Nearly 300,000 mothers died in 2020 from preventable causes
UNITED NATIONS, New York– In theory, ending maternal mortality should be achievable. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 23, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

After more than a decade of war, earthquakes are a catastrophe on top of a crisis for millions of people in Syria
LATTAKIA, Syria– Nuha gave birth to baby Huda on 5 February in Lattakia, in western Syria. The young mother remembers feeling so much hope, so much promise, for her daughter. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 20, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Survivors face new risks in earthquake-ravaged T ürkiye as health and protection services brought to the brink
ADIYAMAN, T ürkiye– “I’ve seen war, but this is even beyond that.” Fatma, 40, is from Idlib in northwest Syria, but lives with her four children in Adıyaman, in southern Türkiye.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 16, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“I lost everything in one minute”: Women and girls in dire need as earthquake emergency engulfs Türkiye and Syria
SYRIA/T ÜRKIYE– “We were too scared. We left our houses immediately and couldn’t take anything for the birth, not a single baby cloth. There was no one to communicate with and no place to stay. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 11, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“Women are not alone”: Painting a colourful call to end gender-based violence in Brazil
BOA VISTA, Roraima– In December 2022, 12 Venezuelan women and girls gathered at Rio Branco Park in Boa Vista, Brazil, and stood before an eight-metre-high white wall. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 8, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rallying men and boys in the fight against female genital mutilation
UNITED NATIONS, New York– “Everything that can harm must be fought.” Babani Sidi Mohamad first heard about female genital mutilation when he was 14 years old. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No trivia: How a virtual safe space in Ukraine is helping teenagers prioritize their mental health
KYIV, Ukraine– "The chat helps me feel very safe." "It's like talking to a friend." “It’s useful for people like me, who are afraid to talk because they weren’t allowed to show their emotions or feel (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Sudan, a UNFPA hospital helps women give birth safely despite flooding crisis
AL MAFAZA, Sudan– After being carried for three kilometres through the rain and mud, Nasreen Faroug Balla finally reached the hospital. She was eight months pregnant – and going into labour. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 17, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As drought tightens its grip on Kenya, a motorcycle ambulance is helping women to access critical health care
TURKANA COUNTY, Kenya– “The hardship brought on by the drought has left many women weak and malnourished. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 12, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What does it mean to live in a world of 8 billion people, and counting?
Perhaps you ’ve heard that we will soon overload the Earth’s carrying capacity – or that, on the contrary, population collapse will crash the global economy. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 11, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“Men will no longer do what they want with them”: Indigenous women in Brazil say enough to gender-based violence
MANAUS, Brazil– “I saw the change in the women who didn't have courage, who cried with fear in a corner,” said Lutana Ribeiro, from Manaus, the capital of Brazil’s largest state of Amazonas. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 10, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“A dream to achieve”: Making Myanmar more disability-inclusive
YANGON, Myanmar– “I applied for a job at a local sewing shop. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 5, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Severe drought fuels malnutrition and reduces hospital deliveries among pregnant women in Kenya ’s Turkana County
TURKANA COUNTY, Kenya– “I have never experienced a drought as bad as this in my life,” 28-year-old Akure Ewar told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

8 reasons for hope in the new year
UNITED NATIONS, New York– “If it bleeds, it leads,” is an old newsroom adage, highlighting the media’s disproportionate attention given to grisly disasters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child brides fight back against gender-based violence in Bangladesh
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - “I was married at the age of 14 and I lost my first child at 16 during pregnancy.” Ranu Chakma, now 18, says teenage motherhood is not uncommon in her village of Teknaf Upazi (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news