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24 July 2017
Feature Story
“I woke up one morning, and my father told me that we were poor and needed money,” says Faith Kiraison, a 13-year-old girl in Naikarra, Narok County. Confused, Faith didn’t understand why her father... Read more
17 July 2017
In the News
Community Life Centre to reduce maternal, newborn deaths in Mandera
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with Philips, the Dutch health technology company and the County Government of Mandera inaugurated the first Mandera Community Life Center (... Read more
6 June 2017
Press Release
UNITED NATIONS— With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was... Read more
22 May 2017
Did you know that more than two million women still live with obstetric fistula, and 50,000 to 100,000 develop fistula every year! Obstetric fistula is a hole between the birth canal and bladder or... Read more
4 May 2017
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates the heroic and life-saving work that midwives do every day, often in very trying circumstances. Thanks to midwives, millions of women each year... Read more
18 April 2017
The Governments of Kenya and China in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are hosting the first ever Africa-China conference on Population and Development  to discuss the... Read more
10 April 2017
Opinion
While scrambling to provide food and water, remember the girls
By: Gift Malunga, UNFPA Deputy Representative & Officer in Charge and Marko Lesukat, UNFPA Humanitarian Specialist In a humanitarian crisis saving life is more than just providing food, shelter... Read more
10 March 2017
Statement
Gender equality is a human right
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017 Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from... Read more
15 February 2017
Dispatch
Honorary Ambassador Ms. Gina Din greets a mother and her baby at the Uhiri Health facility during her visit
On her first trip as our new Honorary Ambassador Ms. Gina Din visited St Pius Uriri Boys Secondary School in Migori to join our Representative Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee for the First Lady’s 37th... Read more
16 January 2017
Feature Story
Purity Bahati (left) and Naomi Kitsao (right) teen mothers in Kilifii County. Data from past studies show that about 13,000 girls drop out of school each year in Kenya due to pregnancy. Photo By UNFPA Kenya / Doulgas Waudo.
“He told me he loved me, and I believed him,” says Purity Bahati. Little did she know that two years later, her world would literally turn upside down. She began a sexual relationship with her... Read more

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