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23 May 2022
Ending Obstetric Fistula

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

It’s easy to ignore things you don’t know anything about. Obstetric fistula is one of those things. But it’s a devastating childbirth injury to women who experience it, usually fatal to unborn babies... Read more

3 May 2022

To reduce unmet need for family planning and preventable maternal deaths in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, May 3, 2022 --- 15 health professionals, including 6 midwives, 3 doctors and 6 nurses, participate in a training workshop on the insertion and removal of the Intra Uterine Device (IUD... Read more

3 May 2022

After "Les Anglais" (South of Haiti), triplets in Jérémie (South-West)

Port-au-Prince, May 3, 2022 -- A mother gave birth to triplets in Jérémie, in the department of Grand'Anse (southwest of Haiti), on May 2, 2022. She asks for help. This multiple birth occurred about... Read more

8 March 2022

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies. More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For... Read more

12 January 2022
Press Release

Tribute to the victims of the earthquake of January 12, 2010

Today, 12 January 2022, the United Nations remembers the hundreds of thousands of Haitians who lost their lives and the many thousands more who sustained permanent injuries in the earthquake that... Read more

21 December 2021

The National Higher Institute for the Training of Midwives “Institut National Supérieur de Formation de Sages-femmes” (INSFSF) becomes a State Faculty

Profile of its first Dean Nadège Daudier is the first Dean of the Faculty of Midwifery. This faculty has an off-site training program in three locations in the West, North and South. Officially... Read more

17 December 2021

A State Exam, besides the end of study assignment, to validate their national midwife diploma

“All the senior students of the National Higher Institute of Midwife Training, now a three-branch State faculty, will undergo a State Exam based on the competence referential of the Ministry, besides... Read more

2 December 2021

Your body, your bodyright

The Internet can be a hateful, hostile place, particularly for women, girls, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities who are more likely to have their images abused... Read more

1 December 2021

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director on World AIDS Day 2021

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the fifth decade of the AIDS pandemic... Read more

24 November 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women

Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women and girls. What could possibly happen, at home or in school or in... Read more