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Mongolian midwife saves lives

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Supported by UNFPA and the Government of Luxembourg, the programme connects provincial hospitals with experts at National Center for Maternal and Child Health (NCMCH). Using software from partners at the Swiss Surgical Team, local doctors are able to consult with experts, in real time, without having to leave the examination room.

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Providing vital reproductive health supplies in Cambodia

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After a historic decision by the government of Cambodia to establish a national budget line for the procurement of contraceptives, the government plans to fully cover the contraceptive needs for the public sector from 2016 onward. The Cambodia Ministry of Health is partnering with UNFPA to provide a variety of reproductive health supplies worth over $2 million in 2016

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Putting People First in Pakistan's Development Agenda

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The importance of family planning underpinned by individual rights was a key theme at the 2015 Pakistan Population Summit.  Religious leaders have pledged to work with government and civil society to optimize population dynamics and to "put people first" in the context of Pakistan 2025 - One Nation, One Vision, a national consensus framework for development across the spectrum.

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Suffering in Silence: Obstetric Fistula in Asia

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The reportage from Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan highlights the efforts in treating fistula through stories of women who endured and overcame the condition. 

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A Day in the Life of UNFPA Midwives in Rakhine

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UNFPA-trained midwives are deployed in Rakhine State, where displaced women and girls are in need of life-saving reproductive health care. 

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Demographic Dividend

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A country with both increasing numbers of young people and declining fertility has the potential to reap a ‘demographic dividend’ – a boost in economic productivity that occurs when there are growing numbers of people in the workforce relative to the number of dependents.

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Myanmar Youth volunteering in communities hit by devastating floods

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Amid the devastation wrought by flooding and landslides triggered by Cyclone Komen and further exacerbated by monsoon rains in many parts of Myanmar, the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, is supporting the government and civil society partners in responding to the ongoing crisis.

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Midwives save lives, it’s that simple

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Midwives, nurses, physicians and regional midwifery associations join government and UN representatives from across Asia-Pacific to speak about the challenges and opportunities facing midwifery and the crucial role of midwives in the region.

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