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5 June, 2017

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old.

23 May, 2017

A story from South Sudan

Childbirth is supposed to be a joyous occasion. But for the most vulnerable women and girls, it can be anything but. Alexina Myambero Stimela knows this from experience. A nurse and midwife from Zambia, she was deployed to South Sudan as a United Nations Volunteer working with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

22 May, 2017

A phone call changed a fistula survivor's life

For 46 years, she had suffered from an obstetric fistula, a stigmatizing injury caused by childbirth complications. Fistula causes incontinence and can also lead to infections, chronic pain and other problems.

22 May, 2017

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2017

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