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6 November 2015
In the News
Mandera county in north eastern Kenya is one of the most dangerous places in the world for a woman to give birth. Out of every 100,000 births nearly 3,800 women die during delivery. Watch BBC Africa... Read more
6 November 2015
In the News
MANDERA, Kenya, Nov 6 – Twenty International Agencies including fifteen from the United Nations , the World Bank and three embassies today joined First Lady Margaret Kenyatta when she delivered the... Read more
2 November 2015
Dispatch
BOMBOLULU, Coast Region, Kenya – A counsellor’s personal coping mechanism for work-related trauma – writing in her diary – had another unexpectedly positive result. It led to the arrest of a serial... Read more
30 October 2015
Dispatch
The aim of UNFPA's State of World Population 2013 is to provoke a new way of thinking about and tackling adolescent pregnancy and to encourage a shift away from interventions targeted at girls... Read more
22 October 2015
Denying our children such life-saving information is not only bad parenting, but also a violation of their rights. Opinion piece published in the Daily Nation. Read it here
20 October 2015
Dispatch
“I have been dead for 30 years, but today I will start living again.” These heartbreaking words were spoken by Susan Nyambura, 53, as she waited for her turn to go into theatre for a fistula repair... Read more
18 October 2015
Opinion
By Siddharth Chatterjee (@sidchat1) - UNFPA Representative to Kenya. For many women in Mandera County a hard to reach, insecure and arid part of North Eastern Kenya, the story of life from childhood... Read more
15 October 2015
In the News
The Mandera government yesterday launched two life-saving centres to cut the county’s record infant mortality. The county has the world’s highest infant mortality rate, with 3,795 deaths recorded... Read more
10 October 2015
In the News
There are over 133,675 female sex workers in Kenya, with significant regional variations from a high of 29,494 in Nairobi to a low of 2,030 in the northeast, according to estimates by the ministry... Read more
5 October 2015
Feature Story
Every once in a while, Joyce Dabor is jolted from sleep by memories of the day she was separated from her children. It was the day they finally escaped the bloody conflict in South Sudan. Ms. Dabor... Read more

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