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Partnership for FGM/C free Sudan
(Changing cultural norms and beliefs need to come from within the community. People who are concerned with an issue as Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) and who are convinced that it is wrong can form a powerful force of change. It is all about how to plant the conviction in(...)
A woman’s new lease on life in South Darfur
After 23 years of suffering from obstetric fistula without access to surgical treatment a woman in South Darfur underwent a successful surgical repair during the treatment campaign in February 2014 supported by State Ministry of Health and UNFPA Sudan.
UN Launches ICPD Beyond 2014
UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the launch of ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report. Photo Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenThe ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report is the culmination of a landmark UN review of progress, gaps, challenges and(...)
Message of the ED on the World Humanitarian Day
DR. BABATUNDE OSOTIMEHIN, UNFPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY, AUGUST 19 2013
UNFPA Sudan wins the regional "Good Practices in Programming" contest with its innovative M&E Database System
UNFPA Sudan has just passed the first round of ASRO’s vetting process in Good Practices in Programming competition and is now on the way to the final-tier of the selection process, prerequisites for which are based on relevance, innovation, results, and replicability in divergent(...)
UNFPA Sudan: South-to-South Cooperation with Kenya Midwives Association
Through South-South cooperation, UNFPA Sudan CO supports initiatives that aim to establish and strengthen the links between Sudan’s and Midwives Associations in its neighboring countries to exchange knowledge and similar experiences, learn from each other’s challenges and best practices(...)
Yet another UNFPA Sudan-Ahfad resource center at Ahfad University for Women, Khartoum
The most recent results of the fruitful collaboration between UNFPA Sudan and AUW have been marked at the cutting the ribbon opening ceremony of the Gender and Reproductive Health & Rights Resource Center (GRACE) at the Institute of Women, Gender and Development studies of AUW in Khartoum.
UNFPA Sudan and its Eritrean counterparts: addressing the “forgotten” part of family planning through South-South cooperation
With the visit of our colleagues and partners from Asmara, UNFPA Sudan gained an opportunity to remind ourselves about an often overlooked side of family planning – an issue of infertility. Family planning is not only about provision of contraceptives to families to space births of limit(...)
On the first ever International Day to end Fistula - Health Minister: Government is committed to address Obstetric Fistula in Sudan
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in partnership with the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA); celebrated the first ever International Fistula Day at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum. The event show cased advocacy efforts by all stakeholders including Fistula survivors, national and state(...)
Statement by Pamela Delargy at the International Day to End Fistula Day event
We are here today to talk about something which is difficult to talk about. An injury of childbirth which many people have never even heard about. An injury that is embarrassing to discuss. And yet, over two million women and girls throughout the world are suffering with this condition every day.
Statement on the Occasion of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
An estimated 2 to 3 million women and girls in developing countries are living with obstetric fistula, a condition that has been virtually eliminated in industrialized nations. Obstetric fistula is preventable and in most cases treatable, and yet more than 50,000 new cases develop each(...)
صندوق الأمم التحدة للسكان وحكومة السودان يوقعان على وثيقة تنفيذ البرنامج القطرى 2013-2016
وقع صندوق الأمم المتحده للسكان وحكومة السودان ممثلة فى وزارة الماليه والاقتصاد الوطنى على وثيقة تنفيذ البرنامج القطرى لمساعدات الصندوق للسودان لأربعة أعوام(...)
International Donor Conference for Reconstruction and Development in Darfur Doha, Qatar 7-8 April, 2013
Statement by UNFPA Sudan
بيان الدكتور باباتوندي أوشيتيمن، المدير التنفيذي لصندوق الأمم المتحدة للسكان بمناسبة يوم المرأة العالمي، 8 آذار/مارس 2013
في مناسبة يوم المرأة العالمي، أود أن أغتنم هذه الفرصة لكي أجدد التزام صندوق الأمم المتحدة للسكان بأن نعزز ونكثف جهودنا ونبذل كل ما في وسعنا من أجل القضاء على العنف(...)
Statement on the Occasion of International Women's Day, 8 March 2013
On the occasion of International Women's Day, I want to take this opportunity to renew the commitment of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to strengthening and expanding our efforts to do everything we can to bring an end to gender-based violence.
UNFPA Sudan Participates in the Health Ministers Meeting in Dubai
Ms. Pamela Delargy, UNFPA representative in Sudan, participated in a maternal and child health meeting in Dubai.
African Heads of States, Governments, to Speed up Reduction of Maternal Deaths
Meeting at the African Union Summit 2013, Heads of States and Governments made new commitments to speed-up the reduction of maternal death and disability in the continent.
Seminar on National Family Planning Policies
In partnership with the National Reproductive Health Programme of the Federal ministry of health and the Sudan Family Planning Association, UNFPA organized a Seminar on National Policies of Family Planning Services: Main Barriers and Gaps and Suggested Solutions on 8th Januay, 2013.
16 Days Campaign Calendar
Article in the Sudan Vision about the 16 Days campaign
Message from UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
This year, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with a focus on the impact of ongoing conflicts and natural disasters on violence against women.
Report Calls for Urgent Action by Governments to Address the needs of the “Greying Generation”
Tokyo, 1st October 2012- The number of older persons is growing faster than any other age group, says a new report, Ageing in the Twenty-first Century: A Celebration and a Challenge, released today on International Day of Older Persons by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and HelpAge(...)
Blue Nile state celebrates graduation of 50 Village Midwives
Fifty Village Midwives graduated from Damazin Midwifery School and they will be deployed to rural and remote areas to help reduce maternal death and improve maternal health in the Blue Nile state.
Sudan holds First Sofist Forum on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
With UNFPA support, the Federal Ministry of Guidance and Endowment organized the First Sofist Forum on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting focusing on “Keeping the Girl Saleema – intact” as a principle entrenched in Islamic teachings.
On World Population Day, Health Minister: Family Planning for the health of mothers and families
El Genaina, West Darfur, July 16, 2012. Federal Minister of Heath, Bahar Idris Abu Garda, today addressed Sudan’s celebration of the World Population Day in El Genaina, West Darfur stressing the role of family planning in achieving the health of mothers, children and families.
Population and the environment, the inseparable link
Recognizing the interdependence between people and the environment, UNFPA and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) have come together in a joint project to promote dialogue and to further collaboration between partners working on population and the environment.
On World Blood Donor Day 2012: Help by example, UNFP senior staff donate blood in White Nile
Kosti, White Nile. June 20, 2012. As part of the commemoration of the World Blood Donor Day in Kosti, White Nile state, UNFPA senior staff, along with the top state officials and community leaders, donated blood with a view to saving mothers’ lives and reducing maternal mortality in the(...)
“Every Blood Donor is a Hero”.. UN heads and development partners lead blood donation in Sudan
Khartoum, June 13, 2012
Workshop: Beat Reporter on Violence against Women
Khartoum. April 3, 2012. As part of the activities under the Letter of Understanding between Violence Against Women Unit and the Sudanese Journalists Association, more than 50 reporters from various media outlets as well as human rights activists attended the one-day workshop on Beat Reporter(...)
UNFPA and national partners ponder over population development
Khartoum, March 27. 2012. The new Country Program 2013-2016 was the focus of discussions at the consultation meeting between the United Nations Population Fund and national partners at Assalam Rotana Hotel yesterday.
Little Raheeq saved from being cut.. other girls' turn is coming
On her way home from work, a young journalist who received UNFPA training was excused by a public transport driver to drop by a store to buy candy and sweets. When she casually asked the driver what's the occasion, he told her that his family is planning to circumcise their young daughter.
International Youth Day: Minister adopts youth forum declaration
Minister of Youth and Sports, Haj Majid Siwar, officially adopted the declaration that came out the Youth Forum held in celebration of the International Youth Day, 2010 under the global theme of Dialogue and Mutual Understanding.
Census data helps measure progress towards achieving the MDGs
Utilization of data of the Sudan's fifth national census for tracking the MDGs and for integration into development planning was discussed at a workshop organized by the National Population Council and UNFPA.
Tuti Island Free of FGM
In a vibrant event at Tuti Island, located at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, 52 health cadres have graduated following training on abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation through awareness-raising, positive messaging and planning for community involvement.
UNFPA and partners celebrate World Population Day 2010
In partnership with the National Population Council, UNFPA celebrated the World Population Day on July 18, 2010. Government, Civil Society Organizations, the UN, experts and the media attended the half-day event that highlighted the significance of data for development planning in Sudan.
Sudan artists contribute to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS among vulnerable populations
To reduce the risk of HIV infection among most-at-risk and vulnerable populations, UNFPA, UNICEF and Sudan National AIDS Program (SNAP) organized a week-long workshop during May 2-6, 2010 to develop awareness-raising material on HIV/AIDS.
2010 Fistula campaign: Darfur Fistula patients count on UNFPA for regular help
Year after year, women of greater Darfur have been receiving the much needed Fistula treatment from UNFPA and partners through the annual Fistula campaigns.
UN and national partners celebrate International Women’s Day 2010
UNFPA and UN agencies and missions in Sudan jointly celebrated the International Women's Day with national partners from Government and Civil Society Organizations at Sharja Hall, University of Khartoum.
December 23: Sudan’s first National AIDS Day
On behalf of Sudan Vice President, Federal Minister of Health Tabitha Butrus attended on December 23, 2009 the morning event that marked Sudan's first National AIDS Day.
National Centre for Rehabilitation and Social Integration of Fistula Patients opened in Khartoum
    Fistula patients in Sudan are about to receive more than just surgery treatment. Thanks to UNFPA support and fruitful partner collaboration.
Launch of the National Strategy for Scaling-up Midwifery in Sudan
Khartoum, May 5th, 2009. With support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Federal Ministry of Health launched today the National Strategy for Scaling-up Midwifery in Sudan.
UNFPA Sudan Celebrates World Population Day
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) celebrated World Population Day in partnership with Asmaa Society for Development -- a civil society organization working to empower poor and marginalized women.
UNFPA - Sudan Ninth Fistula Campaign Ends in Northern Darfur
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-supported ninth Fistula campaign has ended yesterday at the Fistula Centre in El Fasher Maternity Hospital.
UNFPA – Sudan celebrates International Day on Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation
In partnership with the Centre for Protection of Women and Child Rights and a number of Tuti Island civil society groups, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) celebrated the International Day on Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Tuti Island.
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