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28 September 2021

From Sweden to Rwanda: ensuring safe pregnancy and childbirth

KIGALI, Rwanda—“As a midwife, I have always had a passion for working in developing countries, so I was excited when I noticed UN Volunteer assignments for midwives and applied right away. However,... Read more

27 September 2021

The Government of Japan supports UNFPA to keep women and young girls in humanitarian settings in Rwanda, safe and healthy amid Covid 19 pandemic.

Rwanda made great achievements on maternal health through increased improvements in emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC), deliveries by skilled birth attendants (SBAs), and family planning (... Read more

20 September 2021

Rwanda: Empowering young people in Gihembe and Mahama refugee camps to reach their full potential

Advancing the rights of young people through the provision of adolescent and youth-friendly health information, services and life skills is one of the key priorities of the Healthy &... Read more

31 August 2021

Collective efforts in strengthening midwifery education are positively contributing to saving lives and ending preventable maternal deaths.

The State of the World's Midwifery Report released in May this year reiterated that when midwives are well trained and properly equipped, they can deliver up to 90% of quality integrated SRHR/HIV/GBV... Read more

18 August 2021

Menstruation stigma: young boys of Nyamagabe District are concerned!

In many cultures, sexuality education has often been a controversial issue that has exposed young people to sexual and reproductive health challenges such as teenage pregnancies, child marriages, and... Read more

9 August 2021

Unstoppable Adolescents and Young Women Rising to Greatness in Kigeme Refugee Camp

Unstoppable Adolescents and Young Women Rising to Greatness in Kigeme Refugee Camp “After I gave birth, I was not able to care for myself and my... Read more

12 July 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day - 11 July World Population Day Statement The COVID-19 pandemic... Read more

12 July 2021

Whether baby boom or bust, the solution lies in prioritizing the reproductive health and rights of all people

While celebrating the World Population Day, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) called for more efforts in the provision of sexual and... Read more

5 July 2021

Nothing for youth without youth

Empowering adolescents and young people in Rwanda to realize their rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health. Early and unintended pregnancy has a severely negative impact on girls’ education. With... Read more

7 June 2021

My body, My Dignity!

Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek... Read more