United Nations Population Fund

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United Nations Population Fund

An organization created by the United Nations and charged with promoting reproductive health. It provides funding for programs to discourage the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, to promote the use of contraceptives and to support healthy pregnancies and childbirths. The alleged role of the United Nations Population Fund in funding abortions and forced sterilizations has been a source of controversy.
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Canadas support to UNFPA contributes to increasing access to reproductive health, developing development policies that take population dynamics into account, and improving the status of girls and women worldwide.
Last Year, Health ministry had signed with UNFPA a joint cooperation plan for supporting reproductive health care and family planning through 19 public and private hospitals in the provinces of Damascus, Sweida, Homs, Hama and Tartous.
UNFPA will continue to support midwifery and sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for all women.
The contribution is a response to 2014 war on the Gaza Strip, which according to UNFPA and Japans government created an urgent need of medical supplies, equipment and dignity kits for displaced and marginalised women and girls in the Gaza Strip.
government and UNFPA has followed a path similar to that of the gag rule in terms of both its politics and its counterproductive impact.
Babatunde Osotimehin, UN Deputy General Secretary, the Executive Director of UNFPA, to Turkmenistan were discussed.
UNFPA has reportedly been focussing on increasing the numbers and skills of midwives to contribute towards meeting the United Nations-initiated Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5.
He said that the UNFPA was trying to create a discreet awareness programme about the risks of HIV/Aids.
UNFPA is providing life-saving reproductive health services across the region, including within Syria.
Islamabad -- The Government of Pakistan Statistics Division in collaboration with UN-Habitat and UNFPA jointly inaugurated the 5th Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory here on Monday.
United, the result of a partnership between UNFPA, Playing For Change and the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund, is part of 7 Billion Actions, a global campaign to build awareness around the opportunities and challenges of a world of seven billion people.
She pointed out that Japan had been giving annual contributions ranging from $28 million to $50 million to the UNFPA that helped the agency to support the national programs of several countries, including Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Haiti during the crisis situations created by earthquakes, floods or other calamities.