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It’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

May 23 is marked globally as the International Day to end Obstetric Fistula – a hole in the birth canal caused by protracted, obstructed labour in the absence of timely

World Population Day: Nigeria introduces new contraceptive

• Also launches two major FP documents L-R: Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director, Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, President/CEO Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) and

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Menstrual cups spark interest in Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi – Prisca Gama, 22, and Given Mwira, 26, remember first trying the menstrual cup in November 2016. The women, both fourth-year students at Mzuzu University in northern Malawi,

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Our successes, struggles with family planning – women speak out

Despite its enormous benefits, some women ignorantly shun family planning. Juliet Umeh spoke to a cross section of women who share their experiences some of which are enough to convince

Why Nathalia Kanem was appointed UNFPA Executive Director – Gates Foundation Chief

The Director, Global Development Programme for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr Chris Elias, has revealed why the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, appointed Dr Nathalia Kanem as the

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Ooni, UNFPA, others harp on more investments in family planning

Senator slams FG for non release release of health budget ABUJA – The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, on Monday joined the Senate, opinion leaders and major

Osotimehin’s attitude toward female gender began from home – Wife

…Joins FG, UN to celebrate life of late UNFPA icon ABUJA – The attitude of late former Minister of Health and Executive-Director, United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, Prof Babatunde Osotimehin,

UN bids farewell to Osotimehin

It was a night of glowing tributes, fond memories and outpourings as the UN family and friends gathered on Friday for a valedictory for late Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin. Osotimehin, the

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100 countries send condolences over Osotimehin

No fewer than 100 countries have condoled Nigeria over the passing away of the late Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, NAN reports. Osotimehin died

Prof. Osotimehin, UNFPA ED, is dead!

The world pays tribute One of Nigeria’s shining light, brilliant physician and public health expert,  Prof.  Babatunde Osotimehin is dead. Until his death on Sunday June 5, Professor Osotimehin was

UNFPA donates ‘dignity kits’ to released Chibok girls

  ABUJA – The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, on Friday donated bags containing ‘dignity kits’ for each of the 106 Chibok girls who have been released from Boko Haram

FG rolls out measures to tackle shortage of midwives in Nigeria

  The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday rolled out measures aimed at addressing the  shortage of skilled and certified midwives in Nigerian hospitals saying the nation’s appalling

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SDGs: UNFPA calls for increased training, engagement of midwives  

As the world pursues the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs),  the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has called on nations to expand their midwifery schemes to help in achieving

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UNFPA names Nigerian actress, Stephanie Linus as Regional Ambassador for Maternal Health

As part of its activities in marking the international Women’s Day, the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, named Stephanie Linus, a Nigerian actress also a member of the order the

Maternal deaths declines worldwide – UN Report

Latest report from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division has revealed that maternal mortality has fallen worldwide  by 44% since 1990. According to the