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4 February 1998
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The health needs of young people often differ from those of the general population, including in terms of sexual and reproductive health. It is necessary that health care professionals set aside... Read more
3 February 1998
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Overview Women who give birth without skilled attendance are at risk of conditions which can have serious effects on health and wellbeing. Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury which... Read more
3 February 1998
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Overview   About 63 percent of Afghans are under 25 years of age, reflecting a steep ‘pyramid' age structure whereby a large cohort of young people is slowly emerging. With education and jobs... Read more
3 February 1998
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Supporting the rights of youth Around the world, UNFPA advocates for incorporating the rights and voices of young people in policies and programmes which affect them. UNFPA provided support to the... Read more
3 February 1998
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Overview Since the fall of the Taliban in 2002, UNFPA has worked with the MoPH to rebuild and revitalize the midwifery profession, in a way which is sustainable, culturally appropriate, and meets the... Read more
2 February 1998
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Overview Less than fifteen years ago, in 2002, Afghanistan's maternal mortality ratio stood at 1,600 deaths for every 100,000 live births. Today, the pregnancy related mortality rate is 327. Yet... Read more
2 February 1998
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Overview In 2003, only a tenth of Afghans used modern methods of family planning. Today, in a little over a decade, usage has doubled and contributed to fewer deaths in childbirth. Even so, only... Read more
1 January 1988
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Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director for International Youth Day Today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, commemorates International Youth Day, under the theme, "Youth Civic... Read more

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