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3 February 1998
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Treating obstetric fistula in Afghanistan

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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UNFPA: Realizing the rights of young women and men

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

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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Supporting midwifery services

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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UNFPA: Ensuring every pregnancy is wanted and every birth is safe

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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Promoting Family Planning in Afghanistan

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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Investing in the Power of Young People, Transforming our World

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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