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28 May 2022
Maintaining dignity during menstruation

Opinion-editorial: Maintaining dignity during menstruation

The Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for Asia and the Pacific, Björn Andersson, says investments in menstrual health and comprehensive sexuality education will remove taboos... Read more

5 May 2022
A midwife in Laos helps a mother with her infant. Well-trained midwives can avert roughly two thirds of all maternal and newborn deaths. (Photo credit: UNFPA Laos)

Investing in midwives is crucial for sustainable development

Opinion-Editorial: As the International Confederation of Midwives celebrates its 100th anniversary, the Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for the Asia and Pacific region,... Read more

14 April 2022

Hope on Wheels

St. Bernard, Philippines: “The wind bent over the palm trees, ripped out roofs, and my first instinct was to run.” Mariel, 30, a pregnant woman in the small fishing town in Southern Leyte, recalled... Read more

31 March 2022

UNFPA scaling up support to save and protect the lives of Afghan women and girls

PRESS RELEASE: UNFPA calls on international community to increase funding for lifesaving maternal health and protection services in Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan - The people of Afghanistan are... Read more

15 March 2022

In a deadly typhoon’s wake, a women-led mobile facility meets sexual and reproductive health needs

SAINT BERNARD, Southern Leyte, Philippines – A new mobile sexual and reproductive health clinic has been deployed to the devastated province of Southern Leyte following December’s Typhoon Rai/Odette... Read more

8 March 2022

UNFPA supplies support women and girls affected by COVID-19 in Vanuatu

UNFPA Pacific is supporting Vanuatu’s COVID-19 response by working closely with the Government and civil society partners to deliver life-saving humanitarian assistance which includes the... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day   More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them,... Read more

15 February 2022

Disability-inclusive dignity kit meets the hygiene needs of women and girls living with disabilities

When disaster strikes, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) ensures that the reproductive health, needs and protection concerns of women and girls living with disabilities are integrated into... Read more

27 January 2022

UNFPA supplies ensure essential, lifesaving services continue in aftermath of volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga

In the late afternoon of 15 January, the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano in Tonga erupted violently in the South Pacific, sending a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air and ... Read more

21 January 2022

UNFPA Pacific responds to the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami

UNFPA Pacific is on the ground providing assistance in Tonga, distributing hygiene supplies and providing other critical support in affected areas – including prioritizing women’s reproductive health... Read more