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3 December 2020
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Saving lives using the Safe Delivery App

COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns have caused reductions in attendance for antenatal care and deliveries with skilled birth attendants in health facilities, increasing the risk for maternal and... Read more

1 December 2020
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COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2020 On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all... Read more

12 November 2020
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One year after Nairobi, the march continues towards rights and choices for all

New York/Bangkok, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more

20 October 2020
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World Statistics Day: Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Statistics Day  A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and... Read more

9 October 2020
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Mental health, gender equality and human rights: An essential convergence

UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office Statement for World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2020 Mental health is the foundation for the well-being and effective functioning of all individuals, everywhere... Read more

9 October 2020
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Mental health, gender equality and human rights: An essential convergence

UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office Statement for World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2020 Mental health is the foundation for the well-being and effective functioning of all individuals, everywhere... Read more

15 September 2020
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“If we get the data, we can save a lot of money”: Improving Family Planning Access in PNG

Marjorie Elijah is a procurement officer with the Medical Supplies, Procurement and Distribution Branch (MSPDB) of the National Department of Health. After working with MSPDB for just one year, the... Read more

4 September 2020
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Latest PPE Handover to Fight Fear of COVID-19 Among Family Health Service Workers

Two doctors stand in front stacks of PPE, in a warehouse packed with boxes of support from around the world. They are two of many health care professionals in Papua New Guinea for whom these boxes... Read more

30 August 2020
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“We are just sweating”: UNFPA Funds Renovation of Maternity Ward in Matkomnai, Western Province.

“It’s very hot,” says Sr Philomena, manager of Matkomnai Sub-Health Centre. “It’s not comfortable for the mothers and the workers.” Sr Philomena practices responding to a post-partum hemorrhage... Read more

25 April 2018
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Health, safety and dignity: Protecting women and girls in earthquake-hit Papua New Guinea

Mendi, Papua New Guinea – When a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the remote Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea on February 26, Julian Ako, just 18 years old, was heavily... Read more

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