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5 June 2017
Statement
Dr Babatunde Osotimehin: 1949 - 2017
UNITED NATIONS — With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night. He was... Read more
4 June 2017
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  Cox’s Bazar - As Severe Cyclonic Storm Mora surged towards Bangladesh on the evening of May 29, Nira Khatun, a UNFPA-deployed midwife, worried for her patients, family and friends. “People were... Read more
25 April 2017
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Dhaka - Cyclone Roanu swept through Bangladesh in May 2016, causing floods and landslides, submerging hundreds of homes and affecting up to 3.7 million people across the country. In the immediate... Read more
22 October 2015
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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
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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
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DINAJPUR, Bangladesh - The stairwells of the Dinajpur Nursing Institute are bustling with midwives-in-training hurrying to their classes in this northern district of Bangladesh. They are among more... Read more
21 December 2011
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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 they have violated but also the children in their... Read more
22 August 2011
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DHAKA – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin pledged that the Fund will work to raise $70 million to support the country's next five-year (2012-16) plan to improve maternal and... Read more
15 August 2011
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KABUL – UNFPA Executive Director Dr.  Babatunde Osotimehin chose Afghanistan and Bangladesh as the first developing countries in Asia to visit. Both are considered high priority for the global... Read more
20 June 2011
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NOTE: The following op-ed article by the UNFPA Representative to Bangladesh was published on 20 June in two Dhaka newspapers, the Daily Sun and New Age. It coincided with the global launch of UNFPA's... Read more

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