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19 May 2022
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Fatima Muhammad Isiah’s Story

UNFPA’s FISTULA SUCCESS STORIES

Fatima is a 42-year-old lady, who was married off at the age of 23. She has been married for over 17 years, and her marriage has been blessed with six children, whom she lives with. Fatima developed... Read more

19 May 2022
News
Fatima Iya Abba Mustapha’s Story

UNFPA’S FISTULA SUCCESS STORIES

Fatima is an indigene of Ngomari Airport in Maiduguri. She is a divorced mother of eight children following her 22-year-marriage. Fatima, lived happily with her husband, her family, community members... Read more

19 May 2022
News
Ending Fistula in The Gambia: A Story of Survival, Restored Dignity and Hope

Ending Fistula in The Gambia: A Story of Survival, Restored Dignity and Hope

Surviving a 90-day journey of healing, excitement for a possible transformation of their lives, hope for restored dignity and on the other hand, fear of a failed surgery, was the story of the women... Read more

19 May 2022
News
Ending Fistula in The Gambia: A Story of Survival, Restored Dignity and Hope

Ending Fistula in The Gambia: A Story of Survival, Restored Dignity and Hope

Surviving a 90-day journey of healing, excitement for a possible transformation of their lives, hope for restored dignity and on the other hand, fear of a failed surgery, was the story of the women... Read more

14 May 2022
News
Volunteers’ contribution in the UNFPA supported Campaigns to End Child Marriage

Volunteers’ contribution in the UNFPA supported Campaigns to End Child Marriage

Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy in the world. According to the country’s 2019 Demographic and Health Survey, 21 per cent of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 were... Read more

4 May 2022
News

Global health systems must invest in midwives

When heavy monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in Bangladesh, it was midwife Shakila Parvin who, in knee-high water, delivered twins to a hypertensive mother and stabilized her before she was rushed... Read more

19 April 2022
Press Release

Ghana to host a high-level delegation to advance equity for People of African Descent

19 April 2022, Accra: A high-level forum will be held in Ghana as part of an initiative by the United Nations to advance the rights of people of African Descent by promoting recognition, justice and... Read more

8 April 2022
Statement

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Dear Partners, Dear Colleagues,   Implementation of the new Strategic Plan 2022-2025 is currently underway. We took off with the vigor, energy and excitement needed to propel us to realize the three... Read more

4 April 2022
Press Release

“Unintended pregnancies come at a cost – to individual women and girls, to their families and to societies.”

Dakar, Senegal – 1 April 2022: Senegal hosted the launch of the 2022 edition of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of World Population (SWOP) report. The event was held at the Black... Read more

30 March 2022
Press Release

Nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended—a global crisis, says new UNFPA report ● War, humanitarian emergencies create conditions for unintended pregnancies to climb further

[NEW YORK, 30 March 2022]: Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million each year throughout the world, are unintended. For the women and girls affected, the most life-altering reproductive... Read more

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