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12 July 2019
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JUBA, South Sudan – At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year – and she feels like a brand new person. “I am a... Read more
10 July 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Her life. Her choice. Our future Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether, when and how often to... Read more
8 July 2019
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VANCOUVER, Canada—As the 2030 Agenda nears its fifth birthday, work is off track on reaching international targets specific to adolescent girls and young people, which were adopted by UN Member... Read more
27 June 2019
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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania—“Now is the time to secure the rights, choices and dignity of all, leaving no one behind,” said Jaqueline Mahon, UNFPA Representative in Tanzania, in a call for the movement... Read more
26 June 2019
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MASERU, Lesotho—“We are now aware that everyone has rights, including key populations such as sex workers and the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people),” said Chairperson of... Read more
25 June 2019
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WINDHOEK, Namibia, June 19—Strengthen our sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), especially for young people in rural areas and those with disabilities. Give us access to SRH information... Read more
20 June 2019
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HARARE, Zimbabwe—A young woman lies on a bed in Mutambara Mission Hospital’s maternity waiting home, looking tired but at ease. Chioniso Mutenda, 18, is 9 months pregnant. Just weeks earlier, her... Read more
19 June 2019
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GABORONE, Botswana—Unmet need for family planning not only challenges the ability of women and girls to control their bodies and their future, but also comes as a great cost to the government. This... Read more
13 June 2019
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JUBA, South Sudan—When Poni Helen found out she was pregnant at 16, she was confused and had no idea where the situation would lead. She only had one thing in mind and she was certain of it – she... Read more
11 June 2019
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With only eight midwives and the highest maternal death rate in the world at the time of independence in 2011, South Sudan has since made great strides in ensuring maternal health care is more... Read more

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