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8 April 2020
Press Release

A digital response to help ensure safer childbirths during COVID-19

A new initiative launched today by Maternity Foundation, University of Copenhagen and Laerdal Global Health in collaboration with International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and UNFPA, the UN... Read more

7 April 2020

Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement of Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, on World Health Day On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to... Read more

27 March 2020

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem   With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more

19 March 2020

UNFPA Statement in Memory of the late Dr. Catherine Hamlin

The woman who dedicated her entire life to the battle against obstetric fistula has passed away peacefully at her home in Ethiopia on 18 March 2020 at the age of 96. She worked tirelessly to ensuring... Read more

5 March 2020

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

23 January 2020

Consultation workshop held on UNFPA’s upcoming Country Programme Document

A half-day consultation workshop aimed at taking stock of the inputs of stakeholders on UNFPA Ethiopia’s 9th Country Programme Document (2020-2025) was held today. The findings of the evaluation of... Read more

25 December 2019

UNFPA supports establishment of IMIS in Amhara Region

The Amhara Region Planning Commission launched today the web-based Integrated Management Information System (IMIS). UNFPA provided financial and technical support for setting up the system.   ... Read more

18 December 2019
Press Release

KOICA funded Programme on Adolescent and Youth Family Planning and SRH launched

A five-year programme titled Integrated Programme on Family planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health among Adolescents and Youth (2019-2023) funded by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (... Read more

12 December 2019

UNFPA co-organized event highlights enhancing role of adolescents and youth on HIV prevention

UNFPA in collaboration with the Gambella Region HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office organized a panel discussion under the theme “Enhancing the Role of the Youth and Adolescents on HIV Prevention... Read more

11 December 2019

High Level Advocacy event celebrates role of women in protecting and advancing rights of women and girls

A High Level advocacy event co-organized by the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs, Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, took place on the Human... Read more