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13 June 2022
Bastina Agostinho, 18 years old

“The blood that runs in our veins is the same:” towards equal rights for persons with albinism.

Bastina Agostinho from Nampula Province is a Mozambican adolescent (18 years old) with albinism, a rare, non-contagious, genetically inherited difference present at birth. Albinism results in a lack... Read more

6 June 2022
Norway increases support to UNFPA with $3.1 million to safeguard the health and protection needs of conflict-affected women and

Norway increases support to UNFPA with $3.1 million to safeguard the health and protection needs of conflict-affected women and girls in northern Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique: The Government of Norway and UNFPA (the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency) signed today an agreement for more than $3.1 million USD (30,000,000 NOK) to... Read more

3 June 2022
Menstruation is increasingly understood to be a neglected issue with human right implications.

5 ways the world is changing how it sees menstruation

SELOKOLELA, Botswana/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Menstruation is still considered a secret that is hardly discussed,” Ogaufi Moisakamo, in Botswana, told UNFPA. “When I got my first period, I was... Read more

23 May 2022
article first published in Jornal Noticias on May 23

Opinion-Editorial: Obstetric Fistula: Leaving No Survivor Behind

Obstetric Fistula: Leaving No Survivor Behind By: Bérangère Boëll, Resident Representative, UNFPA Mozambique article first published in Jornal Noticias on May 23  Of all the things obstetric fistula... Read more

17 May 2022
Skilled health professionals and timely, quality emergency obstetric care can help prevent the devastating childbirth injury of

5 things you might not know about obstetric fistula

UNITED NATIONS, New York – First things first, what is obstetric fistula?   What it is: Obstetric fistula is a traumatic childbirth injury that robs a woman or girl of her health, rights and dignity... Read more

13 May 2022
Press Release
Sexual and reproductive health services at a youth-friendly clinic in Zambezia

UK Government to invest £6.72 million pounds in Mozambican youth through UNFPA projects focused on data and family planning

Maputo, Mozambique - The British High Commission in Maputo will invest £6.72 million pounds (approximately $8.2 million USD) in projects with UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) and the Government... Read more

4 May 2022
Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world throughout the year. In Somalia, above, the day falls in March. © Tobin Jones for UN

5 things to know about motherhood

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Celebrated around the world throughout the year, Mother’s Day is exactly that: celebratory. But for some women, motherhood can be fraught. Women have become mothers below... Read more

27 April 2022

Medical Training at Pemba Hospital Helps Meet Demand for Urgent Needs

A complex health-emergency situation­ continues to impact Cabo Delgado province, an area experiencing wide-spread conflict and escalating violence. In areas of insecurity, access to health services... Read more

19 April 2022

"Leave No One Behind" documentary: taking health and care services to isolated communities in Mozambique

This article was originally published on the Global Spotlight Initiative website.   In Mozambique, with the support of the Spotlight Initiative, thousands of women and girls now have access to Mobile... Read more

4 April 2022

New KOICA funding to UNFPA to support 500,000 women and adolescents in Sofala province on reproductive, maternal and adolescent health

BEIRA, Sofala - UNFPA and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) jointly with the Government of Mozambique today commemorated a new multi-year project to advance sexual, reproductive,... Read more