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28 May 2022
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UNFPA is utilizing blockchain technology to improve urban women and girls' access to menstrual hygiene products in Dhaka

UNFPA’s new “Building Blocks” initiative seeks to improve menstrual health in Dhaka slums

”In my village, many people think that menstruation is something dirty. They think a woman should be isolated for three days or not be allowed into the kitchen during their period. In the cities,... Read more

23 May 2022
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How Momina survived fistula as an adolescent girl

“I was only 13 years old when I got married. At that age, I knew nothing about adolescent health or the risks of adolescent pregnancy. I could not have expected how my first pregnancy could change my... Read more

9 May 2022
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UNFPA, DGNM and BMS celebrate International Day of the Midwife in Dhaka

Today on 5 May 2022, UNFPA marked International Day of the Midwife in Bangladesh by hosting an event titled “"A 10-Year Journey of Midwifery in Bangladesh" in collaboration with the Directorate... Read more

5 May 2022
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UNFPA’s midwives mark International Day of the Midwife in Cox’s Bazar

“The journey of being a midwife comes with pains and pleasures, the yin and yang of each woman’s pregnancy. I want to be there to support pregnant women in Cox’s Bazar, whether they be from the... Read more

5 May 2022
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Midwives address maternal health needs among Bangladesh's Santal community

“During my childhood I did not see any trained birth attendants in my community. Local dai (traditional birth attendants) used to perform the deliveries by following a variety of traditional methods... Read more

6 April 2022
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Sports enhance physical and mental well-being in the Rohingya Camps

“Playing volleyball, a completely new sport to me, gives me a peace of mind by distracting me from the routine of living in the camps,” says Sayath Kalam, an 18-year old Rohingya boy during a... Read more

30 March 2022
Press Release

Celebrating a Decade of Midwifery in Bangladesh

Dhaka, 30 March 2022 – Today, the Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM) of the Government of Bangladesh, the British High Commission in Bangladesh and the United Nations Population Fund... Read more

24 March 2022
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UNFPA and Islamic Development Bank to Create a Digital Platform for Health Information and Services in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 24 March 2022 - As a result of extended school closures and restricted availability of and access to adolescent-friendly health services, adolescents’ and young people’s access to... Read more

8 March 2022
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Preventing child marriages through climate action

“In my village, people think about girls in a very traditional way. Whenever a family has problems with money, the first thing they think about is stopping their daughter’s education and marrying her... Read more

8 March 2022
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Engaging Rohingya girls in climate action through art

"The Earth and her children are suffering, because we continue to hurt her. The Earth is also thinking about the future, about the education of her children. The Earth needs to be green, healthy and... Read more

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