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7 May 2020
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COVID-19 turning pregnancy excitement into fear

KATHMANDU — In far-western Nepal, more than 840 kilometers from the capital city, Dhana Bhatt is excited to welcome her first child. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned her excitement into fear and... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Midwives are the backbone of maternal health systems – delivering babies and much more.

5 May 2020
News

'Eager to go to rural areas and save lives of pregnant women'

A midwife says contributing to reduction of maternal mortality is her ultimate career goal. Although there has been great improvement in recent years... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

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

'The pandemic is deepening inequalities, and millions more women and girls now risk losing the ability to plan their families and protect their... Read more

20 April 2020
Press Release

UNFPA hands over 1,200 PPE kits to Nepal government

Alongside WHO and other UN agencies working in Nepal, UNFPA stands ready to support the government in its preparedness and response to this pandemic

20 April 2020
Press Release

यूएनएफपीएद्वारा नेपाल सरकारलाई १,२०० पिपिइ किट्स हस्तान्तरण

नेपालमा कोभिड–१९ सङ्क्रमण रोकथाम तथा नियन्त्रणमा नेपाल सरकारले गरेको प्रयासमा सहयोग पुर्‍याउने प्रतिबद्धता अनुरुप यूएनएफपीएले १,२०० व्यक्तिगत सुरक्षा... Read more

7 April 2020
Statement

World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health... Read more

27 March 2020
Statement

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in COVID-19 response

As with most crises, this pandemic has severely disrupted access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health services and hampered authorities’... Read more

8 March 2020
Statement

I am Generation Equality: Working together to achieve a gender-equal world

Glimmers of progress – to end violence, to call out bias and discrimination, to ensure bodily autonomy and integrity, to secure equality – remind us... Read more

5 March 2020
Statement

COVID-19 and pregnancy: UNFPA's statement

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

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