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Date: 04/23/2019
Source: Relief Web
Type: In the News
“I was inside our house when I heard powerful explosions and intense gunfire,” Nadia Muson, 35, told UNFPA. Eight months pregnant and the mother of six, she and her family were within earshot of the armed conflict in their municipality of Datu Salibo, Magindanao, in the newly formed political entity Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Philippines. “I was so anxious and...
Date: 04/11/2019
Source: Xinhua
Type: In the News
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and South Sudan's Ministry of Health on Tuesday signed a five-million-U.S. dollar cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening the country's ailing health sector. Mary Otieno, UNFPA representative in South Sudan said the three-year work plan seeks to strength health sector through training of health workers and also facilitate procurement and...
Date: 04/11/2019
Source: The Herald
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Although Zimbabwe has one of the highest rates of contraceptive use in Southern Africa, sexually active adolescents who wish to protect themselves against sexually transmitted illnesses and unwanted pregnancies are not accessing them because of inconsistencies with current laws and other social and economic barriers. Difficulties in accessing contraceptives had seen adolescent girls exposed to...
Date: 04/10/2019
Source: Nepal's National Conference on Family Planning
Type: Updates
Internalizing the contributions of family planning for overall national development, several commitments have been declared. Conducting social mapping to identify the community who do not have access for family planning services and assessing the geographical remoteness to expand the services for targeted beneficiaries through innovative approaches. Assuring the sexual and reporudctive health...
Date: 03/05/2019
Source: AfricaNews.com
Type: In the News
The preacher Malama Ouani may seem like an unlikely advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights. She teaches women about Islam and family welfare during study groups, known as “madrassas,” in her conservative community in southern Niger. But her lessons explore aspects of family that are seldom discussed in religious circles – including domestic violence, family planning and visits to...
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