reproductive health

In Johannesburg, UN youth envoy spotlights need to boost support for reproductive health

In this century, child marriage cannot be allowed to happen, and similarly, children should not give birth to children, the United Nations youth envoy told an African forum on reproductive health and rights on Wednesday.

UN Gender Focus: Reproductive health, Antigua & Barbuda, and Space for Women

Reproductive health and economic inequalities inextricably linked: UNFPA

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UN Daily News Programme 17 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Ana Carmo.

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Reproductive health a "human right" says young Ghana activist

A youth activist from Ghana is urging African governments to prioritize the sexual and reproductive rights of the continent’s young people.

Asenam Amuzu represents a non-profit called Dance4Life which empowers young people to protect their health and promote safe sexual choices.

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UN Gender Focus: Yemen, Portugal and epidemic diseases

Yemen conflict having “devastating” effect on women of reproductive age

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Ignoring equality, rights and women’s health risks derailing development – UN officials

While nearly 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the past 20 years and child and maternal mortality have been cut by almost one half, much more work remains to be done to address inequalities and ensure the rights and dignity of all, especially women and children, top United Nations officials stressed today.

UN partners with African nations to boost girls’ access to reproductive health services

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has announced it will support programmes in eight African countries over the next three years to boost access to reproductive health services for millions of adolescent girls.

New UN partnership seeks to promote reproductive health in Africa

The United Nations has teamed up with the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) to promote universal access to reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing mainly on young mothers.

World must recommit to slash maternal mortality as goal lags far behind – UN

The target of slashing maternal mortality and ensuring universal access to reproductive health is the furthest from success of all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the world set itself in 2000, a senior United Nations official has warned, calling for renewed political will, funding and international solidarity.

UN forum on reproductive health in protracted crises kicks off in Spain

Health officials, many from countries either in or recovering from long-running crises, are meeting at a United Nations forum in Granada, Spain, to find ways to meet the neglected sexual and reproductive health needs of people during and immediately after crisis situations.