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13 July 2018
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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, challenged parliamentarians to support the empowerment of women and girls, including their full access to family planning information and services, at the... Read more
10 July 2018
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Midwife Peter Door explains family planning methods to a mother at a clinic in Rumbek.
In an attempt to not only impact but also empower the lives of women in South Sudan, the breadth of the programs developed by the midwifery project in South Sudan is intentionally widespread. All the... Read more
4 July 2018
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  JUBA, South Sudan – Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia*, was battered... Read more
6 February 2018
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Lilian attends to a mother and her newborn at the Juba Teaching Hospital. (Photo: UNFPA South Sudan)
Nyomon Lilian will never forget the day she decided to become a midwife. “Watching my neighbor die during childbirth emboldened me to make the decision to enroll in midwifery,” says the 25-year-old... Read more
1 November 2017
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Women from Aweil fix each other's hair as they prepare to go home after their fistula repair surgery.
AWEIL, SOUTH SUDAN – Veronica Atar Deng was in her early 20s when she had obstetric fistula. She has fully recovered now but the experience was not a walk in the park as she had to go through three... Read more
4 October 2017
Press Release
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... Read more
4 September 2017
Press Release
Wau, South Sudan - The Ministry of Health acknowledged the cooperation of the Japanese government and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in the efforts to continue providing reproductive... Read more
8 August 2017
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Rumbek, South Sudan -- Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang is a teacher at a nursery and primary school in Rumbek, a town in central South Sudan. It was her dream job but something that she had to work extra... Read more
27 April 2017
Press Release
UNFPA calls for stepped up efforts to safeguard the health and protection of women and girls affected by the famine. ©UNFPA South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan – The famine in South Sudan, borne out of years of war, political instability and drought, now affects more than 100,000 people. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is... Read more
9 November 2016
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TORIT, South Sudan – Insecurity, poverty and poor health care continue to be a deadly mix in South Sudan. Tragedy struck the hospital in the eastern town of Torit after poor conditions and fear of... Read more

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