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15 January 2021
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Midwife inspired by health workers as a sick child goes the extra mile to save pregnant women's lives in COVID-19

SIOMA DISTRICT, Western Province, Zambia—When Moses Nkosi fell ill and was taken to hospital as a child, he was inspired by the health workers who attended him to follow in their footsteps. Achieving... Read more

13 January 2021
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Breaking the silence that led to a high teenage pregnancy rate in a Kenyan county

KILIFI COUNTY, Kenya—The diminutive figure wields a surprisingly strong, authoritative voice. Fourteen young mothers are listening to Priscilla Chingulu, who is adept at inspiring crowds. For a... Read more

22 December 2020
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Season’s Greetings from the East and Southern Africa Region

We have come to the end of a year that challenged our plans, strategies, and programme delivery but also inspired new ways of working and fresh solutions to reaching our goals. The far-reaching... Read more

21 December 2020
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Art joins the march for equity, with no one left behind

Renowned artists from East and Southern Africa joined hands with UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, to celebrate the anniversary of the Nairobi Summit and reaffirm the... Read more

15 December 2020
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Young people lead the charge on climate change and population growth in Malawi

DEDZA, Malawi—Just 85 kilometres south of Malawi’s capital, the impact of global warming is abundantly clear. Hunger is becoming increasingly common due to famine caused by unfavourable rainfalls and... Read more

9 December 2020
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Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 10 December Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any... Read more

4 December 2020
Press Release

Traditional leaders innovate to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa

COTLA, the Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa, in association with UN Women and UNFPA The Role of Traditional Leaders in Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights JOHANNESBURG, South... Read more

4 December 2020
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Traditional leaders rally to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights, and keep women and girls free from harm

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“Today, I see glimmers of hope, from enabling policies and legislation to end violence, to reproductive justice movements led by young women aimed at ensuring bodily... Read more

3 December 2020
Statement

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2020   More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability... Read more

3 December 2020
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Pandemic, stigma threaten to leave persons with disabilities behind, consultations show

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelms health systems, shutters businesses and triggers a spike in gender-based violence, persons with disabilities face particularly acute... Read more

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