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27 May 2020
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The pandemic is exacerbating menstruation-related challenges for girls in Zanzibar

Maira,* a female teacher at a government school in Zanzibar, says that menstrual hygiene is still a big challenge for girls.  “Most of our female students come from poor families; many of them cannot... Read more

26 May 2020
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Poverty and taboo, stumbling blocks to menstrual health for girls in Zanzibar

Afaafa* (19 years) had her first period almost six years ago. She remembers her mother took her from their home in Mwembe njugu (near Zanzibar Town) to Makadara, where her mother’s best friend Bi.... Read more

21 May 2020
Statement

End gender inequality! End health inequities! End fistula now!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2020 Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains... Read more

21 May 2020
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Pandemic or not, efforts to end obstetric fistula must not stall

Nuriat Koku Mtumbi remembers that day in March well.  “It was raining heavily and Adimu* had delivered her baby on her way to our facility. She was shielding herself under a tree, but her mother... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

5 May 2020
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Protecting midwives as the defenders of women’s rights in the times of COVID-19

On 5 May, the International Day of the Midwife honours the life-saving work of midwives everywhere – but this year the celebrations arrive on a more sombre note.  Today, UNFPA Tanzania applauds and... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 -​ As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

27 April 2020
News

Upholding rights in the times of COVID-19

Simiyu, Tanzania – Angelina has been a midwife for 30 years, and is now based at Bariadi District Hospital, a facility recently renovated and equipped by UNFPA to provide quality maternal and child... Read more

15 April 2020
Press Release

KOICA Partners with UNFPA and UN Women to Empower Women and Adolescent Girls in Singida and Shinyanga Regions

15 April 2020, Dar es Salaam –Today the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Tanzania has signed agreements with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of... Read more

15 April 2020
News

Leaving no one behind: Prioritizing the needs of women and girls in the COVID-19 response

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has now reached Tanzania (both mainland and Zanzibar), may change the lives of many people in the country, but its impacts – both short- and long-term... Read more

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