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29 April 2020
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UNFPA scales up its support to Myanmar’s State and Regional Health Departments in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Myitkyina, Myanmar – As Myanmar fights the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline health workers need to be well-equipped and fully protected from the risk of the novel coronavirus whilst providing medical... Read more

28 April 2020
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New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months NEW YORK / BANGKOK - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of... Read more

24 April 2020
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In the shadow of COVID-19, UNFPA reaches displaced women and girls in Northern Rakhine

BUTHIDAUNG, MYANMAR – As the escalation of armed clashes in long-troubled Rakhine state continues to displace many people from their homes, adding to the complexity of the ongoing COVID-19 scenario... Read more

20 April 2020
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Coping with COVID19 through psychosocial support in Lao PDR

20 April 2020, Vientiane - As the world reaches the fourth month of COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of populations continue to increase, not only for health assistance but also for psychosocial support... Read more

19 April 2020
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Connecting women with safety in Pakistan at a time of COVID-19 – and beyond

RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN - Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, Saima, like many women in Rawalpindi, was rarely at ease moving around her city by herself, given the risk of harassment or other forms of... Read more

14 April 2020
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Infection-control supplies delivered to Viet Nam maternal health facilities amid COVID-19 pandemic

HA NOI, Viet Nam – Health experts in Viet Nam are calling for efforts to ensure continuous access to maternal health care amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic. More than 260 cases of COVID-19 have been... Read more

14 April 2020
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Midwives save lives. Now we have to save our midwives

The provision of protective equipment for midwives and other maternal healthcare workers should remain a top priority for health services dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations... Read more

14 April 2020
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Social distancing measures in COVID-19 clinics urgently needed in refugee camps

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, says social distancing measures are urgently needed for COVID-19 clinics and other facilities servicing high-density populations, such as those in camps for... Read more

10 April 2020
Press Release
Addressing gender-biased sex selection in Viet Nam

Addressing gender-biased sex selection in Viet Nam

HA NOI, 10 April 2020 – A new programme “Addressing Gender Biased Sex Selection and related harmful practices in Viet Nam” has been launched by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for three... Read more

9 April 2020
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Bangladesh midwives continue saving lives as country responds to pandemic

DHAKA/MADARIPUR, Bangladesh – Today, there are 164 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh. As the country’s health system races to respond to the pandemic, maternal health experts are concerned... Read more

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