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11 May 2022

UNFPA handed over ambulance procured with funding from the Government of Denmark

UNFPA, the United Nations Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency, today handed over a high-spec ambulance to the Afar Regional Health Bureau. The ambulance was purchased with the generous funding of... Read more

6 May 2022

Ethiopia’s worst drought in 40 years threatens to derail gains made in maternal and newborn health

GODE, Ethiopia – “When I saw my baby’s hand coming out, I ran for our lives. We traveled nearly 90 km to the nearest health facility… We are both lucky to be alive.”    Ayan Abadi Wali, 24, was... Read more

5 May 2022

“I have survived my pregnancy on hardly one meal a day”, says a mother displaced by the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia

MEKELLE, Tigray - “I have survived my pregnancy on hardly one meal a day. Now, I am concerned about my baby’s health as we are living on minimum food in the camp”, says Daniet, during her regular... Read more

30 March 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended... Read more

28 March 2022
H.E. Ms Ito Takako, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia with Ms. Esperance Fundira, UNFPA Ethiopia Officer in Charge and distinguished representatives of the Ministry of Health and the Amhara and Benishangul Gumuz Regional States at the end of the launching ceremony in Addis Ababa.

Japan and UNFPA Strengthen Support for Reproductive Health and Protection of Women and Girls in Amhara and Benishangul-Gumuz

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 28 March 2022 – The Embassy of Japan and UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, today jointly organized the launching ceremony for a project amounting... Read more

15 March 2022

Joint Canada Government-UNFPA delegation visited programme intervention sites in Sidama Region

A delegation of senior officials of the Government of Canada and UNFPA today visited programme intervention sites on response to gender-based violence and improving sexual and reproductive health... Read more

11 March 2022

Girls empowered to tackle period stigma and other harmful practices at UNFPA-supported youth-friendly Safe Spaces in Gambella, Ethiopia

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia - “When I joined the Safe Space program, I didn’t know what was happening to my body. It was the first time I heard about menstruation and how to manage it in a safe, healthy and... Read more

15 February 2022
Ms. Annet Nangonzi, UNFPA SRH Specialist at the CMR training in Addis Ababa, February 2022

WHO Ethiopia and UNFPA Ethiopia launch training on clinical management of rape for first-line service providers

WHO, in collaboration with UNFPA, Ministry of Health, and Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), has launched training on the clinical management of rape for health care professionals.  The... Read more

14 February 2022
Asnaketch recovering at her tent after a stillbirth in Haylota IDP site, Konso, SNNPR, Ethiopia. Photo by UNFPA Ethiopia, Paula Seijo.

Konso’s conflict: Maternal and reproductive health care on the edge of collapse

KONSO, Ethiopia - “I was discharged from the health facility after a stillbirth without any medication or treatment. I have been bleeding ever since”, says Asnaketch at her tent at Haylota IDP site... Read more

6 February 2022
Press Release

UNFPA and UNICEF in Ethiopia call for renewed commitment to end female genital mutilation in Ethiopia

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Addis Ababa, 06 February 2022 – UNFPA and UNICEF  jointly call for an increased investment of resources by the Government of Ethiopia and development partners to accelerate... Read more