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Guyana: Adolescent Moms Graduate

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World Population Day 2013 Video: Jamaica

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Director UNFPA Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean Pays Courtesy Call on Jamaica’s Youth Minister

On June 24, 2014, Director UNFPA Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean Sheila Roseau paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Lisa Hanna Minister of Youth and Culture. They discussed opportunities for strengthening collaboration between the Ministry and UNFPA to ensure adolescent and youth development especially within the context of UNFPA’s heightened focus on adolescents and youth in keeping with its 2014-2017 Strategic Plan.  more

Investment in midwifery can save millions of lives of women and newborns

The 73 African, Asian and Latin American countries represented in the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014: A Universal Pathway – A Woman’s Right to Health suffer 96 per cent of the global burden of maternal deaths, 91 per cent of stillbirths and 93 per cent of newborn deaths, but have only 42 per cent of the world’s midwives, nurses and doctors. The report urges countries to invest in midwifery education and training to contribute to closing the glaring gaps that exist. Investments in midwifery education and training at agreed international standards can yield – as a study from Bangladesh shows – a 1,600 per cent return on investment. more

Health Professionals Participate in Training on Family Planning

Twenty-eight health professionals from across the Caribbean completed a two-day training programme held from May 22-23 in Grenada aimed at strengthening their capacity to deliver high quality family planning programmes to the people of the region. The training was organized by the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. It formed part of the ongoing support the UN provides to governments to build national capacity in various areas including the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services. The organizers shared updates and resources on sexual and reproductive health including contraceptive technology, maternal health, HIV and the latest WHO family planning guidelines. Facilitators also explored with participants, options for further technical cooperation among countries and the UN more

National Consultations on the PSA

In May 2014, The Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development of Trinidad & Tobago in collaboration with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund hosted a series of National Consultations on the findings and recommendations of the Population Situation Analysis (PSA). The PSA examines trends in population and reproductive health dynamics and their impacts on poverty, inequality and development. more

Statement on the International Day of Families – 15 May 2014

Twenty years ago, at the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development, the world community recognized that families, in their various forms, should be strengthened and enjoy comprehensive protection and support. As we prepare a roadmap for development beyond 2015, it is particularly fitting that the theme of the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family is “Families Matter for the Achievement of Development Goals”. This underlines the reality that with well-planned, gender-sensitive, human rights-based policies, families can play a crucial role in development.  
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Maternal deaths continue to fall, new data show

UNITED NATIONS, New York – New data from the United Nations reveal that maternal deaths have declined by 45 per cent since 1990. Some 523,000 deaths occurred from complications in pregnancy or childbirth in 1990; in 2013, that number was 289,000. Despite this progress, most countries are not on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal target on maternal mortality. more

Song: "United" - 7BillionActions.org

 

By the end of 2011, the world will have reached 7 billion people.  UNFPA is leading an innovative global campaign to bring awareness to the opportunities and challenges that this milestone represents.  Music has always been the best way to speak to the hearts of people.  Playing for Change has partnered with UNFPA to present an oiginal song around the world to serve as an anthem for such an important time.


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Review on Public Healthcare Protocols, Guidelines & Proceedures on GBV in Barbados
Report on the Review of Public Health Care Protocols on GBV in Barbados

Gender-based violence is an umbrella term for any harmful act perpetrated on the basis of socially constructed gender roles.

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Condom use among Sex Workers in Suriname
Condom Use among Sex Workers in Suriname

This report presents the results of a study on the access to, and consistent and correct use of, condoms among sex workers in Suriname, South America.