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With 546 million people, East and Southern Africa's reproductive health challenges are vast: maternal mortality and morbidity, HIV infection, low contraception use, early marriage, teen pregnancy, gender-based violence and humanitarian crises, underpinned by gender inequality. within this context, UNFPA ESARO works to improve the lives of women, adolescents and youth in 23 countries in the region. Find out more about UNFPA's focus and achievements in this region for 2014-2015.