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28 July 2020
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Dr Sabin Nsanzimana RBC Director General with Mark Bryan Schreiner, UNFPA Representative at the PPE handover event.

Pregnancies and Childbirth Don’t Stop for Pandemics

UNFPA supports Personal Protection Equipment to protect frontline health workers across Rwanda. In line with UNFPA support to the National COVID19 preparedness and response plan, on Friday 24th July... Read more

11 July 2020
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Putting the brakes on COVID-19: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 11 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater. Health systems have been overwhelmed.... Read more

10 July 2020
Statement

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based violence – a pandemic within the COVID pandemic.... Read more

2 July 2020
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Respect. Protect. Fulfill: Three words that can bring real change and real results for women & girls in Rwanda

Respect. Protect. Fulfill: Three words that can bring real change and real results for women & girls in Rwanda Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or... Read more

30 June 2020
Statement

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 30 June 2020, NEW YORK—Every year,... Read more

26 June 2020
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Fostering Innovation to Respond to COVID-19 Challenges in Rwanda

The Innovation Accelerator, first launched in 2016, as an initiative and model aiming at exploring new and engaging ways to tackle pressing sexual reproductive health challenges in the country while... Read more

9 June 2020
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Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All

COVID-19 impact on Persons with Disabilities

  Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES AT HIGHER RISK As Rwanda and the World take decisive action to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, certain... Read more

5 May 2020
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Midwife at Kirehe Hospital, Rwanda (Photo: Andre Rugema, RBC)

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

4 May 2020
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“When a woman leaves the hospital with her newborn, smiling, it fills my heart with joy”: A story of a Rwandan Midwife.

Mugisha Philippe is a proud Rwandan male midwife. He graduated in 2017 and has 2 years experience working as a midwife at Kibagabaga Hospital, Kigali.  Mugisha has served on the frontline teams of... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

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