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26 March 2020
Statement

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more

20 March 2020
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As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and... Read more

6 March 2020
Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women's Day, 8 March 2020

This International Women's Day, we celebrate the icons who blazed the trail towards gender equality. We now look to today’s generation of activists, women who are shaping a vision of a better... Read more

5 March 2020
Statement

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

17 February 2020
News

Going to the last mile….on bicycles!

Peer educators at six UNFPA-supported Adolescent and Youth-Friendly (AYF) corners in Simiyu Region have each received a bicycle to make the hard work they do in their communities a little bit easier... Read more

6 February 2020
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Young people outline their vision of a Tanzania free from FGM

6 February, Dar es Salaam: Youth from Tanzania’s regional chapter of AfriYAN – the African  Youth and Adolescents Network on Population and Development of Eastern and Southern Africa – and Msichana... Read more

6 February 2020
Statement

Unleashing youth power: A decade of accelerating actions towards zero female genital mutilation

Joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom... Read more

3 February 2020
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Newly-constructed maternity ward will improve the quality of care and health outcomes for women in Kasulu District, Kigoma

Last month Mary had to travel 25 miles to deliver her baby at Kasulu District Hospital – suffering from eclampsia she nearly didn’t survive the birth – neither did her son.  Mary’s friend, however,... Read more

10 December 2019
Statement

Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day

Youth Standing up for Human Rights On this Human Rights Day, we at UNFPA salute the young people who are pushing for progress and making meaningful change in their communities, countries and around... Read more

6 December 2019
News

Strengthening response services for survivors of violence in Mara Region

27 November 2019. UNFPA continues to support efforts to build a stronger response to violence against women and children in Tanzania with the launch of three Police Gender and Children’s Desks (PGCDs... Read more

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