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9 June 2017

Bangladesh: UNFPA seeks US$ 1.5 million for emergency reproductive health services

More urgent support is needed for women and girls in the wake of Cyclone Mora.

5 June 2017
UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, with a Syrian teenage girl with special needs at the Nizip Camp in Turkey. Photo: UNFPA/Nezih Tavlas

UN mourns passing of population agency chief Babatunde Osotimehin, 'a champion of health for all'

Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior UN officials have paid tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA's Executive Director.

5 June 2017
Dr Babatunde Osotimehin: 1949 - 2017

UNFPA mourns the passing away of Executive Director Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

With profound sadness, UNFPA announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, has passed away.

4 June 2017

In Bangladesh, midwives deliver amid the storm

As severe storm Mora bore down on Bangladesh, midwive Nira Khatun geared up to keep births safe.

22 October 2015

Grim but essential, autopsies are saving lives in Bangladesh

MOHESHALI, Bangladesh – Something went terribly wrong when Asta Banu gave birth. Her labour was difficult and seemed to take forever. When the baby – a boy – was finally born, he was unresponsive.... Read more

15 July 2015

Clinic helps end dangerous traditional practices in rural Bangladesh

HANTI HAZRADANGA, Bangladesh – Traditions run deep in the indigenous communities of northwestern Bangladesh, where many people are reluctant to seek professional medical care during or after... Read more

1 March 2015

Professional midwives set to improve maternal and child health in Bangladesh

DINAJPUR, Bangladesh - The stairwells of the Dinajpur Nursing Institute are bustling with midwives-in-training hurrying to their classes in this... Read more

21 December 2011

Men with Negative Attitudes Towards Women Are More Likely to Use Violence, Bangladesh Study Finds

DHAKA – A new study has found that men who have negative attitudes towards women are more likely to use violence, affecting not only the women whom... Read more