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5 May 2020
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

“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

17 April 2020
A happy mother smiling at her new born at Kirehe Hospital, Rwanda (Photo: Andre Rugema, RBC, 2019)

Rights & Choices for Sexual and Reproductive Health even during COVID-19

UNFPA supports the Government’ efforts to keep health systems functioning and maintain the provision of sexual and reproductive health and rights information & services under the COVID-19... Read more

20 March 2020

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and... Read more

17 March 2020

UNFPA Business Continuity in Rwanda

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Rwanda is pleased to inform the public that UNFPA Rwanda Office has initiated its Business Continuity Plan effective March 16, 2020 in response to the... Read more

2 March 2020
Zero is the only acceptable target and it is within our power to achieve!

Zero is the only acceptable target and it is within our power to achieve!

“Zero is the only acceptable target and it is within our power to achieve.” said DR. Natalia KANEM, UNFPA Executive Director at the opening of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25, November 2019. Access to... Read more

5 January 2020
More than 600 participants at the awarding ceremony of iAccelerator Phase II_Imbuto Foundation

Tackling teenage pregnancy with youth-led innovation

UNFPA & partners fostering creative solutions for youth in Rwanda to adopt healthy and safe attitudes & behaviours. Kigali, Rwanda, 13 December 2019, The Awarding Ceremony of the Innovation... Read more

12 December 2019

With genuine partnership and effective collaboration, we can end the HIV epidemic together

KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa—UNFPA committed to continue strengthening partnerships as it seeks solutions to end AIDS in Africa, said Mabingue Ngom, UNFPA... Read more

6 December 2019

Act now! Involve young people to end HIV in Africa to ensure no one is left behind

KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)—As the pillars of our communities, girls have the agency to bring about change for themselves and those around them, said... Read more