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5 May 2018
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Herat, Afghanistan. - By midnight, Khurshid (35), already five months pregnant, was in serious trouble. Bleeding heavily, she had passed out from severe pain at home, and her family had carried her... Read more
4 May 2018
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  Kathmandu, Nepal – Pramika Maharjan finally found her true calling when faced with the mortal risks that far too many pregnant women face in Nepal. “I was so upset when a woman, suffering from... Read more
4 May 2018
  With so many success stories, it might seem hard to believe that across Asia and the Pacific as a whole tens of thousands of mothers still die needlessly through pregnancy and childbirth every year... Read more
25 April 2018
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Mendi, Papua New Guinea – When a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the remote Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea on February 26, Julian Ako, just 18 years old, was heavily... Read more
24 April 2018
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UNFPA and partners are working around the clock to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in the sprawling camps of southern Bangladesh, as they brace for monsoon cyclones,... Read more
24 April 2018
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“Today we’re going to talk about healthy relationships,” says Azzam, an energetic young activist and facilitator at a session for 30 young people on reproductive health in Male’, capital of the... Read more
23 April 2018
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Putting sexual and reproductive health at the centre of universal health coverage reforms Access to quality and affordable health services is a fundamental human right. Universal Health Coverage (UHC... Read more
12 April 2018
Press Release
Addressing the patterns of child marriage, early union and teen pregnancy in Southeast Asia: A matter of urgency Governments, UN agencies and civil society partners strategise on steps needed to... Read more
4 April 2018
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As rain patters away on a flimsy tin roof in Alieu, in the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste, baby Afeena lies sleeping. On the shanty walls, pieces of cardboard are tacked up to give warmth, while... Read more
29 March 2018
Statement
The empowerment of women and youth must be at the heart of sustainability and resilience UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office statement at the Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD... Read more

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