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11 July 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population.   For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended pregnancies... Read more

5 May 2021
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Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2021   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the... Read more

14 March 2021
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Survey on the prevalence of breast cancer among women

On 14 March, UNFPA launched a survey on the prevalence of breast cancer among women in the presence of the Minister of Health, the Minister of Women, and Parliamentarians. The event was an... Read more

23 February 2021
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Campaign to fight breast and cervical cancers

UNFPA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Centre for Reproductive Health of Housseina, organized a cervical and breast cancers awareness raising and screening campaign from 7 to 23... Read more

6 February 2021
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Towards a generation without FGM

UNFPA and the Ministry of Women and the Family, in partnership with the National Union of Djiboutian Women, organized a musical concert for young people and adolescents, with the support of the... Read more

6 February 2021
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2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19

Two million additional cases of female genital mutilation may occur over the next decade as COVID-19 shutters schools and disrupts programmes that help protect girls from this harmful practice.   We... Read more

31 January 2021
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New work plan for 2021

On 31 January, UNFPA and the Ministry of Health signed the 2021 work plan addressing the priorities of the National Health Development Plan by contributing to one of its main axes: the health of the... Read more

21 January 2021
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Responding to the needs of vulnerable women and girls

On 21 January, UNFPA provided a batch of hygiene products to the National Agency for People with Disabilities to better meet the menstrual hygiene needs of women and girls with disabilities  

30 December 2020
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Empowerment of women and girls through family planning

On 30 December, As part of the efforts to facilitate access to basic services for the populations in the most underserved areas, 30 new community health initiatives were launched to facilitate the... Read more

24 December 2020
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Religious leaders declare their abandonment of FGM

The Ministry of Women and Family and the Ministry of Muslim Affairs, in partnership with UNFPA, organized a symposium for religious leaders. It was held with financial support from the European Union... Read more

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