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4 October 2017
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Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more
4 September 2017
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  Rwanda is one of the family planning success stories of recent history. The first decade of the 2000s brought great achievements: a dramatic rise in the country’s contraceptive prevalence rate for... Read more
10 August 2017
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World Population Day, 11 July, 2017 Report In 1989, the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recommended that 11 July be observed as World Population Day. An... Read more
10 August 2017
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Harnessing youth potential through health is critical to Africa’s demographic dividend         The world today is home to 1.8 billion young people... Read more
15 July 2017
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Couples embrace Family planning for economic stability
“For women to reach their full potential and be more economically productive, they must be able to exercise their right to decide for themselves whether, when or how often to have children. Upholding... Read more
10 July 2017
Statement
MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY 2017 Family planning: empowering people, developing nations Dr. Natalia Kanem Acting Executive Director UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund 11 July 2017 ***... Read more
6 June 2017
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Hundreds of family planning stakeholders from across the country convened on 09 May 2017 to collectively commit to accelerating family planning in Rwanda. Government leadership, development partners... Read more
23 May 2017
Fistula Day: Hope, healing, and dignity for all Over the past year, I witnessed the total transformation of two women’s lives. Jumwa, from Kenya, was successfully treated for obstetric fistula at... Read more
19 May 2017
Digital healthcare solutions by girls for girls At Youth Forum Series under the theme, “Smart Health Opportunities in Africa,” on the sidelines of the Transform Africa Summit 2017 in Kigali, the... Read more
12 May 2017
To reduce maternal deaths, look to midwives A mother’s trust in a midwife is the first medicine for a successful delivery," says Burcard Umuhoza, a midwife in Gisenyi, Rwanda. © UNFPA Rwanda/Maureen... Read more

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