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9 December 2015
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The Tyranny of Violence Against Women and Girls: 16 Days Of Activism

According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey of Kenya, 4 out of every 10 Kenyan women undergo some form of violence, whether physical or sexual. This figure is staggering and should... Read more

17 November 2015
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The world's most dangerous place to be pregnant

Mandera, Kenya (CNN)The hospital in this remote region of Kenya has no blood in its blood bank, and Fardowsa Abdi is about to die. The 25-year-old went into labor days ago. But with no medical... Read more

8 November 2015
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From despair to hope

Mandera in north-eastern Kenya has often been described as “the worst place on earth to give birth”. Mandera’s maternal mortality rate stands at 3,795 deaths per 100,000 live births, almost double... Read more

6 November 2015
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The 'most dangerous' place to give birth

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
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Development agencies join First Lady for Beyond Zero campaign

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

30 October 2015
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Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the launch of The State of World Population 2013

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
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Youth have right to full sexual education

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

18 October 2015
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Transforming Mandera County’s Deadly Reputation For Maternal Health

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
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Mandera centres to reduce child deaths

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
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Most prostitutes are in Nairobi

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

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