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5 May 2021
Press Release

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900,000 midwives

Fully investing in midwives by 2035 would avert roughly two-thirds of maternal, newborn deaths and stillbirths, saving 4.3 million lives per year.  UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 May 2021 -- Millions of... Read more

5 May 2021
Statement

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

International Day of the Midwife Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health and well-being of entire communities. They deserve our... Read more

5 May 2021
News

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

29 April 2021
Statement

Statement on UK government funding cuts

28 April 2021 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has been informed that the Government of the United Kingdom... Read more

21 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

  Violations include rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing, female genital mutilation and more   Egypt, 21 April 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to... Read more

20 April 2021
News

My body, My choice: 5 means to uphold the right of bodily autonomy

My body, My choice: 5 means to uphold the right of bodily autonomy  Bodily Autonomy is central to UNFPA mandate where all women and girls can lead healthy, productive and dignified lives free of all... Read more

18 April 2021
News

الاستقلالية الجسدية: تحطيم 7 خرافات تقوض الحقوق والحريات الفردية

الأمم المتحدة، نيويورك - أشار تقرير صندوق الأمم المتحدة للسكان الرئيسي اليوم أن ما يقرب من نصف النساء يحرمن من استقلاليتهن الجسدية، وذلك فقًا للبيانات من 57 دولة. إن تقرير حالة سكان العالم لعام 2021... Read more

29 March 2021
News

United Nations chiefs urge donors to support record appeals for Syrians and the region

(New York/Geneva, 29 March 2021) – On the eve of the fifth Brussels conference for Syria, the  United Nations humanitarian, refugee and development chiefs have urged international donors  to step up... Read more

28 March 2021
News

Motherhood on the brink: Pregnant women in Yemen under famine and violence

Midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed tells UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem about a harrowing delivery. © UNFPA Yemen CRATER, Yemen –  “It was the morning of a normal working day before... Read more

25 March 2021
Press Release

As more than one million pregnant women face malnutrition in Yemen, UNFPA Executive Director appeals for peace and increased support

Aden/Sana’a - The Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, called for peace in Yemen and urgent funding for women’s health and protection as she... Read more

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