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5 May 2019

Midwives— Defenders of Human Rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2019. Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that a woman can have a healthy pregnancy,... Read more

24 April 2019

Making sexual and reproductive rights and choices a reality for all – no exceptions

On 13th April 2019, UNFPA Tanzania, in partnership with Sahara Ventures, launched the second round of the Innovation Accelerator, dubbed “AMUA”. Young people across Tanzania face particular... Read more

16 April 2019

Leaving no youth behind in Tanzania

The National Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Youth Consultation to inform the United Republic of Tanzania’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) Report on Agenda 2030 and the SDGs was held in Dar es... Read more

28 March 2019

Meet some of the men working hard to ensure safe births in Tanzania’s refugee camps

Reproductive and maternal health has traditionally been considered a woman’s issue. But men too have an important role to play. Meet Abdul Nyamguma and Hofne Chrisostom Yohana, two UNFPA-funded nurse... Read more

27 March 2019

Strengthening civil registration and vital statistics in Zanzibar

A well-functioning civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system records information on vital events, including all births and deaths, issues relevant certificates as proof of such... Read more

22 March 2019

Accelerating progress in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in Zanzibar

Launched in April 2015, the Afya Bora ya Mama na Mtoto Project (Accelerating Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) in Zanzibar) is a joint UNFPA-UNICEF programme funded by Global... Read more

8 March 2019

International Women’s Day 2019

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019.... Read more

6 March 2019

One Stop Centres: Facilitating comprehensive and ethical care for survivors of gender-based violence

In February 2019, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA), Tanzania, through its implementing partner Children’s Dignity Forum, and in partnership with the Ministry of Health... Read more

26 February 2019

Female genital mutilation: Young people insist on zero!

 “Female genital mutilation (FGM) has had a negative impact on girls in our community, many of them get married after cutting, when they are still young, and at the end the community isolates them... Read more

8 February 2019

Strengthening responses to address gender-based violence in Zanzibar

Although acknowledged globally as one of the most pervasive violations of human rights, gender-based violence (GBV) is also one of the least prosecuted crimes. Perpetrators operate with impunity in... Read more