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23 May 2018
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  Adeeba is in obstetric fistula Unit in Al-Thawrah Hospital December 2017. © UNFPA Yemen Hajja, Yemen -  Adeeba got married at the age of 24, and was thrilled when she became pregnant. But when it... Read more
23 May 2018
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Video of pcsGoeie_uU   Today, the world observes the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, May 23. which calls for action to end the marginalization and inequality that perpetuate this... Read more
22 May 2018
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  Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2018   Pregnancy and childbirth should be among the happiest of occasions in a... Read more
22 May 2018
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  When Najat, a midwife from the Dhamar governorate got married and moved to her husband’s village, she made many friends as she provided midwifery services to women in the village. During her... Read more
16 May 2018
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Cairo, 16 May 2018 –I am following closely with deep concern the alarming humanitarian situation and increased number of causalities especially among youth in Gaza. Since the start of the... Read more
15 May 2018
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  Women learn about family planning at a clinic in Tunisia in 1987. The right to plan one's family has been a game-changer for women. © UN Photo/John Isaac   UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifty years... Read more
9 May 2018
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A midwife checks on a newborn during a house call in rural Yemen. Midwives there trek long distances to reach women and babies. © UNFPA Yemen Hajjah, Yemen – “When the war broke out, I left my job... Read more
9 May 2018
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Bendu takes her daughter from a midwife at a health centre in Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia. UNITED NATIONS, New York – May is a time for motherhood. Dozens of countries around the world... Read more
9 May 2018
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Om Mehi Eddin holds newborn daughter Sham, safely delivered with the help of a UNFPA-supported mobile medical team serving evacuees from Eastern Ghouta. © UNFPA Syria EASTERN GHOUTA, Syria – A... Read more
5 May 2018
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Meet four unsung heroes of maternity and newborn health in the Arab region
UNFPA Arab States Regional Office – In a region plagued by some of the world’s most vicious conflicts and worst humanitarian crises, midwives have been providing quality reproductive health care,... Read more

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