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11 July 2018
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ISLAMABAD, 11 July 2018: Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world with 208 million people and a population growth rate of 2.4% per year. The rising population numbers are likely to... Read more
4 May 2018
  With so many success stories, it might seem hard to believe that across Asia and the Pacific as a whole tens of thousands of mothers still die needlessly through pregnancy and childbirth every year... Read more
6 February 2018
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A race against trends   Female genital mutilation is many things: A violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and even death. A cruel practice that inflicts lasting... Read more
12 January 2018
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Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem The new year is a time for reflection and for resolutions -- a time to take stock of our successes and challenges, to strengthen our resolve... Read more
15 December 2017
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After enduring a long and painful delivery of her third child at home in her village in Balochistan, Pakistan, Sarsan knew that something was wrong. The raw and throbbing pain she felt was way more... Read more
15 December 2017
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UNFPA has been supporting the Government of Pakistan in officially conducting the Sixth Housing and Population Census - the last of which was held almost 20 years ago. The latest data collected from... Read more
10 December 2017
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017 Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we celebrate the... Read more
25 November 2017
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2017 Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have... Read more
20 November 2017
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Midwives attend to clients in Sindh Province. Midwifery training programmes are empowering women and saving lives. © UNFPA Pakistan
TANDO MOHAMMAD KHAN/NAUSHAHARO FEROZE, Pakistan – Aashu Tresa, 32, remembers when becoming a mother was a life-or-death proposition. When she was growing up, no one in her rural village, Misree Kolhi... Read more
11 October 2017
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Girl Child   Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations in many ways. Prosperity and... Read more

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