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Obstetric fistula remains one of the daunting public health challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo hence, a priority for UNFPA who considers it a human rights violation in line with the theme of celebration of the 2019 international day for the elimination of obstetric fistula “Obstetric fistula is a human rights violation-end it now! Since the 23rd of May 2019, UNFPA is organizing a vast obstetric fistula r...
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One month ago, an 11-year-old girl that we named “Anne” reached a UNFPA supported health facility with her mother, somewhere in the Ituri province. Welcomed by a nurse, she could barely talk and tell her story. She managed to guide the caregiver across the pain in her body, consequences of a brutal rape. She was very frightened, fearing reprisal by her attackers. It took a long time for the social worker to gain her...
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The commemorative activities of World Population Day 2019 started on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, with a press lunch in Kinshasa. The leaders of the professional press organizations (UNPC, the CSAC), the heads of the press organs and the journalists met to discuss with UNFPA the celebration of three major events that the Organization is celebrating this year.    Speech to media of UNFPA Resident Representative UNFPA Re...