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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.


In Lao PDR, a UNFPA-supported programme is bringing contraceptives and reproductive counselling to women in even the most remote villages.


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.


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.


Women and girls are among the most vulnerable populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013 in the Philippines. This video tells the story of some of these women and documents how they survived and moved on with the support of the United Nations Population Fund and partners through targeted interventions on reproductive health and prevention of gender-based violence.


Four years after the 2004 disaster, UNFPA's support has evolved from providing emergency supplies to rebuilding reproductive health services and women centers to counter gender-based violence.


In Afghanistan, where motherhood is more dangerous than anywhere else, Islamic leaders are teaching men and boys to protect the health and rights of women.


Mothers displaced by conflict in Pakistan receive life-saving care in well-equipped maternity clinics.


How can poor communities adapt to climate change? A fishing town in the Philippines shows how mobilizing women can help reverse man-made environmental disasters.


After a truce in Nepal's civil war, a mobile reproductive health team is reaching isolated communities that have had no health services for years.