Topic Category: Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Participants in discussion in working groups

‘Nothing about us without us’ – putting young people and their sexual and reproductive health and rights at the centre

At a virtual two-day conference, experts from around the world discussed challenges and opportunities in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights for – and together with – young people. Every statistic has a face: A 15-year-old girl in Kenya falls pregnant and has no one to turn to but wants to continue her education. …

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Transplanting a tried and tested approach for improving neonatal survival to new regions

Against all odds: Giving delicate newborns a chance at life in Tanzania

With infinite gentleness, the life-giving needle is slid into the microscopic vein, the oxygen mask placed over the gasping mouth and nose. The flutter in the tiny chest becomes stronger, the monitor now showing a regular heartbeat. Another baby saved at Mbeya Regional Referral Hospital – and the dedicated staff of the neonatal care unit (NCU) for at-risk newborns can now themselves take a deep breath and relax.

Midwifery students during clinical placement

Midwifery education in Nepal: Training the first generation of professional midwives

Nepal plans to produce and deploy thousands of professional midwives across the health system to improve women’s access to quality maternity care. With support from Germany, midwifery education programs are now up and running – and the first graduates are already busy at work.

Nepal’s Menstrual Movement: Two short films

Keki Adhikari is a well-known actress, model and film producer in her native Nepal. Since October 2020, she has a new role: as goodwill ambassador for menstrual health. Working with the GIZ-implemented Support to the Health Sector Programme (S2HSP) and the Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Partners Alliance (MHM PA), she is raising awareness about …

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#The4DSeries: Demographic Dividend & Diversity Dialogues

Until December 2022, Healthy DEvelopments reports on a series of dialogues hosted by UNFPA, African Union and Germany: Government representatives, civil society, youths and researchers explore good practices and innovations that enable countries to harness the demographic dividend.

Dr. Natalia Kanem (UNFPA) and Dr. Maria Flachsbarth (BMZ) launch the Strategic Dialogue

Germany and UNFPA agree to deepen their collaboration

In a ground-breaking first Strategic Dialogue, Germany and UNFPA agreed to intensify their cooperation on promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights and on enhancing analysis and planning on population dynamics around the world.

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