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27 July 2019
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Mobile health teams bring life-saving care to fragile communities in Afghanistan

NANGARHAR, Afghanistan – Raihana Bibi is a 30-year-old mother of four children – one boy and three girls. Their family returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan and settled in Nangarhar Province about... Read more

25 July 2019
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Women belong at the centre of peace efforts, women UN leaders urge in Afghanistan

  Kabul, Afghanistan/UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem joined a high-level delegation of women UN leaders on an intensive two-day “solidarity mission” to... Read more

24 July 2019
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ED applauds work of UNFPA colleagues on joint UN mission in Afghanistan

On a joint UN “solidarity mission” to Afghanistan focused on women, peace and security, Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem recognized the dedication and hard work of colleagues in the UNFPA Country... Read more

21 July 2019
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Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means ‘women at the centre’ urges UN deputy chief in Kabul

Amina Mohammed was speaking to reporters in the capital Kabul, after leading an all-women delegation of top UN officials for an intensive two-day “solidarity mission”, focussed on women, peace and... Read more

11 July 2019
Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day 2019

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more

23 May 2019
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Treatment for traumatic childbirth injury gives new hope to women in Afghanistan

Treatment for traumatic childbirth injury gives new hope to women in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – “I saw myself as the living dead,” 50-year-old Laila told UNFPA. She suffered terribly while giving birth in Pakistan 27 years ago. The prolonged, obstructed labour left her with... Read more

6 May 2019
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Najiba works in one of the hardest-to-reach, poorest areas of Bamyan. © UNFPA Afghanistan

No mountain too high: Midwives protect women, save lives

YAKAWLANG/SANGTAKHAT, Afghanistan – Midwives serve in some of the most remote health posts in the world, saving the lives of women and babies in settings that are often harsh and resource-poor. And... Read more

16 April 2019
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State of World Population Report (SWOP) 2019 launched in Afghanistan

The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) and UNFPA Afghanistan today jointly launched the State of World Population Report (SWOP) 2019. The UNFPA flagship report is about the... Read more

16 April 2019
Press Release

LAUNCH OF THE STATE OF WORLD POPULATION REPORT (SWOP) 2019: UNFINISHED BUSINESS – THE PURSUIT OF RIGHTS AND CHOICES FOR ALL

Kabul, 16 April 2019 – The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) and UNFPA Afghanistan today jointly launched the State of World Population Report (SWOP) 2019. The UNFPA flagship... Read more

29 March 2019
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The ICPD marked a revolution in thinking about sexual and reproductive health and rights. © UN Photo

Explainer: What is the ICPD and why does it matter?

UNITED NATIONS, New York – This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ICPD – a milestone in reproductive health and rights. On Monday, world leaders are gathering at the United Nations to discuss... Read more

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