Ensuring rights and choices for all


30 December 2019

Learning from ‘near-miss’ cases to end maternal death

BUCHAREST, Romania — Giving birth can be risky for women in Kyrgyzstan, which despite progress in improving its health-care system, still has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The risk of a woman dying due to delivery-related complications is as high as one death in 480 deliveries

23 December 2019

Creating spaces where refugee women in Turkey feel supported and free

ISTANBUL, Turkey – The 3.7 million Syrian refugees residing in Turkey are commonly referred to as “guests,” a term that often carries the implication that they will one day go back to their war-torn country, says Fatima,* one of these refugees. “We are not guests; we are working and living here,” she says. “A guest is when you

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem meets a newborn baby at a maternity hospital in Belarus

20 December 2019

UNFPA Executive Director's visit to Belarus highlights success in saving mothers’ lives

MINSK, Belarus — The great strides made in reducing maternal mortality in Belarus were heralded by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem during her first official visit to the country. “UNFPA is committed to ensuring zero maternal mortality and zero infant mortality. It is remarkable that Belarus has become a world-


UNFPA held a global consultation in June 2019 in Antalya, Turkey, to accelerate efforts...
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