With the world's population on the brink of reaching an historic 7 billion people, growth is not evenly distributed. While nearly 80 million people are added every year, many countries - especially in Eastern Europe - are losing population.

With an ageing population and a diminishing workforce, it is becoming increasingly difficult for countries like the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and others in the region, to provide access to health services and special facilities for the elderly.

United Nations Population Fund is working with governments and key partners in the region by providing technical support at the regional and country level.

- Rob McBride/UNFPA


The video features cervical cancer screening and UNFPA support to the government of Georgia in cervical cancer prevention. This video aired on CNN Worldview.


68 year old Pavle Lukanoski and his wife of 44 years, Borka, live in Galicnik Village in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. They are the only two people who live in Galicnik year round. Pavle Lukanoski was interviewed by Raquel Wexler of UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.


Audio interview of Nargis Rakhimova of UNFPA by Raquel Wexler on the state of midwifery and the maternal health situation in Tajikistan.


UNFPA-produced video on the midwifery situation in Uzbekistan.

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UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia launched a Youth At Risk multimedia and advocacy project in May 2011.


This Youth at Risk multimedia and advocacy exhibition has been made available by the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. An internet version may be found at


UNFPA Regional Office launches a Youth at Risk multimedia and advocacy exhibition. The internet version can be found at
Karen Daduryan of UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia speaks about the exhibition.


UNFPA Regional Office Opening in Istanbul 


Interview with Mr Adis Arnautovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina on EECA Youth Conference Outcomes