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23 May 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2019

Fistula is a human rights violation – end it now! Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from obstetric fistula, an injury of the birth canal after prolonged and obstructed labour. The girls and women afflicted by the condition, which

5 May 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife 2019

Midwives— Defenders of Human Rights Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that a woman can have a healthy pregnancy, safe childbirth and essential care for her newborn – among the most basic human rights. A bridge between communities and traditional health facilities, midwives deliver vital maternal health services that

8 March 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women's Day 2019

Everywhere, new technologies and innovations are transforming the way we work, the way we communicate, the way we interact with each other and with our environment, and the way we live, in ways previous generations could not have imagined. Innovation also offers opportunities to leapfrog the obstacles that have kept far too

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