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World Population Day 2017

Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations Planning if and when to have children is one of the most important decisions a person can make in their lifetime.It is every individual’s right. Globally, 214 million women who want to avoid pregnancy, however, arecurrently not using safe and effective family planning methods. Especially adolescent girls and women who have recently given birthare facing a high unmet need for family planning. In Bangladesh, 12 percent o .. Read More


  UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 June 2017—With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old.   “This is a devastating loss for UNFPA and for the people, especially women, girls and youth, he dedicated his life to serving, starting from when he became a doctor in Nigeria. UNFPA expresses its deep sympathy to .. Read More

Delivering Babies in Cyclone Mora: Midwives Save Lives

  “Nobody could sleep. Everyone was talking about the danger signal no. 10 cyclone about to hit. The area still hasn’t recovered from Cyclone Roanu. Would Mora destroy what’s left?” Nira Khatun, UNFPA-deployed midwife in Moheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar recounts her experience of last week’s Cyclone Mora. “People were afraid. We wondered what we would have to do to survive. We were thinking about how to deliver babies and about our live .. Read More

UNFPA Provides Life-Saving Ambulance for Refugees in Coxs Bazar

  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) handed over a brand-new ambulance in Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar to the NGO Research, Training and Management (RTM) International on 28 May 2017. The ambulance will ensure that the refugees living in two camps, as well as host communities, can access life-saving treatment in the case of a medical emergency. A total of four ambulances are now available to transport critical cases from the refugee camps to the district hospital or .. Read More

Blessing in Disguise: Fistula Survivor Now Community Advocate

  After three days of labour pain, Zobayeda discovers her baby has died.  “I got married when I was 16 and soon became pregnant. When I started experiencing pain, the dai traditional birth attendant couldn’t help me,” she says. “Days later I was taken to a hospital where my lifeless child was delivered. After my catheter was removed, I started passing urine uncontrollably.” Zobayeda developed obstetric fistula – a serious chil .. Read More

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