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22 May 2017

Ending fistula is my passion and mission

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

Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life

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

UNFPA hosts first Africa-China Conference on Population and Development

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
While scrambling to provide food and water, remember the girls

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
Gender equality is a human right

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health — the key to gender equality

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
Honorary Ambassador Ms. Gina Din greets a mother and her baby at the Uhiri Health facility during her visit

Ms. Gina Din, UNFPA Honorary Ambassador visits Migori County

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
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.

Teen Mums of Kilifi

“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

1 January 2017

The Transformative Force of Population Ageing

Population ageing – one of the most significant trends of the 21 st century – represents both a cause for celebration and a challenge. To ensure that everyone’s well-being is enhanced through this... Read more

2 December 2016

Midwifery - Critical for us all

WHEN Elenora Bukateci graduated with a nursing certificate in 1985 from what was then the Central Nursing School, the thought of operating midwifery clinics in an adopted country would have probably... Read more

13 October 2016
Aisha Tiro Bahero almost lost her life as a result of pregnancy related complications. Photo by UNFPA / Douglas Waudo.

Access to Maternal and Child Health Services Central to Saving Women’s Lives

The story of Aisha Tiro Bahero, aged 30 and a mother of six is not only one of resilience and determination, but also of how access to maternal and child health services is critical in saving women’s... Read more