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23 July 2020
News

Boosting the health workforce in Tanzania

Tanzania’s health workforce got a boost recently as 575 volunteer health workers – physicians, doctors, nurses and environmental health officers – were recruited into the formal health system for a... Read more

22 July 2020
News

Dignity Kits bring hygiene supplies to quarantined women in Zanzibar

Bikombo* says she was lucky she had the chance to gather some of the things she would need for her stay at the government-run quarantine facilities in Mtoni – on the outskirts of Zanzibar Town – when... Read more

10 July 2020
Statement

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day   Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a... Read more

10 July 2020
News

Sustaining access to reproductive health services during the pandemic

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 11 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater... Read more

3 July 2020
News

Faith leaders at the forefront of COVID-19 protection efforts in Zanzibar

Ms. Amina Khalfan, a religious leader and member of West B Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Action Group in Zanzibar, was one of 30 religious leaders who agreed to play a key role in the battle against... Read more

3 July 2020
News

Stepping up support to the National Child Helpline #116

C- Sema – Kiswahili for speak – runs the National Child Helpline #116 – a toll-free service that is available across all networks in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. The service is a lifeline for... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

30 June 2020, NEW YORK – Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

30 June 2020
News

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective security... Read more

12 June 2020
Statement

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

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