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15 July 2016

Invest in teen girls, it benefits all of us

THIS week the global family of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, observed with United Nations member states the annual World Population Day, focused on the theme of "Investing in Teenage... Read more

11 July 2016

Investing in teenage girls for national progress this World Population Day

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (July 10) - Investing in teenage girls is not only the right thing to do from a personal level as individuals, but it is also fundamentally, smart economics as it ensures a... Read more

10 July 2016

Investing in teenage girls - 2016 World Population Day (July 11) Statement by Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director

The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time of increasing vulnerability and exclusion from rights and opportunities... Read more

8 July 2016

Post-Cyclone Winston health response ends in Koro

Koro son returns as doctor overseeing recovery phase MALAKAI Ranuve wasn't even five when his curiosity led to an injury which almost blinded him, but healed well enough from herbal medication to... Read more

24 June 2016

Reproductive health is key to recovery process: UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (February 24, 2016) - The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, Pacific Sub-Regional Office has provided through the Fiji Ministry for Health and Medical Services a first batch... Read more

17 June 2016

Humanitarian response meeting needs of women, girls

Phyllis Hazelman is a 60-year-old retired human resources professional whose innate love for working with people mean that retirement is merely a term: as an individual, community work in her... Read more

10 June 2016

Hard-to-reach areas targeted by mobile integrated health services

Targeted approaches have always been touted the most effective because of its informed direction, regardless of the sector it is applied in; when actions are informed, they are more likely to reach... Read more

6 June 2016

Reproductive health care access in hard-to-reach areas

DELIVERING essential health packages including sexual and reproductive health services on horseback or having to wade across rivers twice to reach a particular village has all been part of an eight-... Read more

30 May 2016

Women central to disaster response

Never before in the 70 years of the United Nations has it managed a gathering of about 9000 participants from 173 member states, including 55 heads of states and governments, thousands of non-... Read more

20 May 2016

Support for our women, agents of change

IT was the warm engaging smile which invited us into the house of which Emali Racele was the centerpiece, just completing the final weaving cycle of a Fijian fan. "No, I used to be a cook," she said... Read more