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13 October 2020
Press Release

Improving maternal health care for rural women in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 October –  A maternity ward was opened today at Kivunge District Hospital. The renovated facility will increase access to timely, high-quality and... Read more

12 October 2020
Press Release

Republic of Korea, UNFPA and UN Women partner to advance gender equality for some of the furthest behind women and girls in Tanzania

Msasala District, Shinyanga Region, 13 October – UNFPA and UN Women have launched a $5 million,  three-year Joint Programme –“Realizing Gender Equality through Empowering Women and Adolescent Girls... Read more

10 October 2020

Lifting up the voices of Zanzibari girls on International Day of the Girl Child

Amira, Fatma and Sabra* are all in Form 3 at Bumbwini Secondary School, North B District, Zanzibar. They love school; they say there is a good relationship between students and teachers and most... Read more

8 October 2020

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl Child

It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard.  Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to and lifting up girls’ voices. Too often, their voices are silenced, in... Read more

29 September 2020

UNFPA partners with UN Women and Korea to advance gender equality in Tanzania

A three-year Joint UNFPA and UN Women Programme supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was launched today in Ikungi District, Singida Region, Tanzania.   The Joint Programme... Read more

22 September 2020

Looking back….moving forward

We first met Winifrida three years ago. She had just attended training to learn about her rights and adolescent sexual and reproductive health because in her own words she didn’t like seeing girls... Read more

17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK – A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25... Read more

28 August 2020
Press Release

UNFPA hands over 300 PPE kits to Zanzibar government

28 August 2020, Tanzania – As part of its commitment to support the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar to maintain uninterrupted essential and lifesaving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and... Read more

27 August 2020

AMUA Accelerator II Demo Day: And the winners are….

On 12 August – as youth around the world celebrated International Youth Day, with this year’s theme Youth Engagement for Global Action – AMUA Accelerator II reached the end of its start-up incubation... Read more

18 August 2020

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating the Real-life Heroes Battling COVID-19, Crises and Disasters

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Saving lives has never been more harrowing. Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records,... Read more