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4 October 2017

Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the rank of United Nations Under-Secretary-General. Dr. Kanem, a Panamanian, is the Fund’s fifth Executive Director. She had been

4 September 2017

Health Ministry lauds Japan and UNFPA for life-saving services

Ministry of Health opens a health facility that will have a vital link to addressing the need for blood in some childbirth complications and thereby help prevent maternal deaths.

9 November 2016

In South Sudan, a deadly mix for mothers

Insecurity, poverty and poor health care continue to be a deadly mix in South Sudan.

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The security situation remains tense countrywide. Intermittent clashes were reported in some states early this month, coupled with intercommunal fighting, mainly due to cattle rustling.

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