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12 August 2021
News

Empowering youth to be the change they demand

"Decisions about the future cannot be made without those who will live in it," says Frank, one of the 16 new members recruited to UNFPA Tanzania’s Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) in May this year.  ... Read more

9 July 2021
Statement

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population

World Population Day Statement UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population.  For some, it has led to postponing childbearing. For... Read more

9 July 2021
News

Building a better world with rights and choices at the centre

When Hazima* first joined the Bugarama Adolescent Girls Club in Msalala District, Shinyanga Region, her father insisted that she was chaperoned by her mother on the understanding that she could... Read more

27 May 2021
News

From commitment to action: Breaking down barriers to menstrual hygiene management in Kigoma

“It’s difficult to talk about menstruation and sanitary pads openly because it’s not something we do. I try to save money for pads, but if it runs out I use pieces of cloth,” says Bupe.*  Pieces of... Read more

22 May 2021
News

Prevention is key to ending obstetric fistula

“Women with fistula have a life of misery.  They are stigmatized and isolated in their community,” says Magreth Lazaro, a nurse-midwife on the labour ward at Malampaka Health Centre in Simiyu Region... Read more

19 May 2021
News

Ensuring the invisible are visible and no one gets left behind

UNFPA’s Representative in Tanzania, Ms. Jacqueline Mahon, joined the Honourable Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Second Vice-President of the Revolutionary... Read more

12 May 2021
News

Gender equality is everyone’s struggle

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: It was 3 o clock on a Friday afternoon when Grace,* a counsellor at the National Child Helpline in Tanzania, received a call from a concerned teacher in Msalala, Shinyanga... Read more

11 May 2021
News

Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

5 May 2021
News

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

5 May 2021
News

Supporting nurse-midwives to realise their potential in Kigoma

Lusekelo Robert Mwakitalima, a nurse-midwife, starts another busy day at Mwanga Dispensary, in Kabanga Village, Kasulu Town Council, Kigoma Region. Outpatient and inpatient care, performing rapid... Read more

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