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24 May 2021
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Rebuilding the lives of fistula survivors through skills training

Despite being both curable and preventable, obstetric fistula continues to be a severe threat to the health of women and girls across Bangladesh.  What often makes the experience of having fistula... Read more

11 May 2021
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UNFPA Representative's message for International Nurses Day

The largest group of health workers in the world, nurses, form the backbone of health systems everywhere. That is why each year on May 12, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence... Read more

10 May 2021
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UN Emergency Relief Coordinator pays a virtual visit to Bangladesh

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the ability of UN officials to travel around the world to engage with communities UN agencies support through their work in all parts of the globe. This is... Read more

5 May 2021
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UNFPA Representative's message for International Day of the Midwife

Each year on May 5, we celebrate the International Day of Midwives, paying our particular respects to this dignified professional cadre. This year, the International Confederation of Midwives has... Read more

5 May 2021
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Celebrating midwifery mentoring in Cox’s Bazar

“We are working hard to turn midwifery into a highly-valued profession in Bangladesh that provides employment opportunities for women around the country,” declares Stephanie Marriott, one of UNFPA’s... Read more

28 April 2021
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Preparing for a rainy day in Kurigram District

“When our village flooded last year, the waterline in our house was sometimes above our waistlines. Luckily we had made preparations by elevating the bed in our house as high as we could. At one... Read more

20 April 2021
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Midwifery students get ready to deliver through remote education

“What are they going to do about our studies?” This was the question that occupied the mind of midwifery student Arafin Mim, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread in Bangladesh a year ago. With... Read more

18 April 2021
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Counseling youth amidst COVID-19

“The most satisfying part of my job is interacting with young people and helping them overcome the challenges they face during puberty. It makes me feel so proud of myself!”, says Mira*.  Mira is a... Read more

12 April 2021
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Protecting women in remote communities across Cox's Bazar District

“I have seen lots of violence against women here. What often happens is that a girl and a boy get intimate and a girl gets pregnant. If the boy’s family accepts the girl after the child is born, they... Read more

6 April 2021
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Young volunteers shed light on communities hit by natural disasters

“Visiting a site of a natural disaster is difficult, because you can truly feel the misery of the people affected by it. Documenting such a site, however, is even more challenging and heartbreaking... Read more

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