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17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... Read more

31 August 2020
News

PAUL G ALLEN FAMILY FOUNDATION BACKS UNFPA’s WAR AGAINST EBOLA TRANSMISSION IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES AND MATERNITY SETTINGS IN DRC

Angela, 21, gave birth this month to triplets. All three babies are doing well, but the mom is very concerned. No abdominal and pelvic echography and no prenatal consultations were performed before... Read more

25 August 2020
News

"AT A CERTAIN POINT , I COULDN'T BEAR IT ANYMORE BUT I FINALLY REALISED THAT LIFE CONTINUES AFTER EBOLA"

For more than three years, Madame Esperance seemed to lose hope in life. The future suddenly became dark for her when doctors revealed that she was  infected by the Ebola Virus and that she could no... Read more

25 August 2020
News

INTERVIEW OF DR MAURICE MUTSUNGA

As a survivor of the 10th Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) outbreak, how do you feel today? It is a joy for me to find myself among the living, especially as 66% of people with EVD have died. My thanks go... Read more

3 July 2020
News

When the “Kitumaini initiative” enables Ruth KALENGA to move from despair to hope

"I am a model for many girls in my neighborhood", said Ruth KALENGA, a 17-year-old girl met in Lubumbashi in the hair salon where she works after her training at the Raihman center in Lubumbashi... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective... Read more

15 June 2020
Statement

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

28 May 2020
News

DESPITE COVID-19, UNFPA INTENSIFIES HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY RESPONSE

While deploying Emergency Humanitarian Response teams to six (6) provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) most affected by the prolonged and complex humanitarian crisis , the... Read more

7 May 2020
News

UNFPA in DRC intensifies the fight against COVID-19

While providing the Congolese government with two medical ambulances for the follow-up of contacts, evacuation of bedridden patients, awareness campaigns, inter-hospital transport of patients and... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

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