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2012-10-08 07:24:41

ROME, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Although Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 encompasses reduction of maternal mortality and improvement of sexual and reproductive health, every MDG has an impact on women's health: eradication of poverty, gender equality, reduction of child mortality, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria," commented Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, President-Elect of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), presenting the...

2012-09-14 06:24:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, a physician and public health expert, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 21, in the Zenger Room of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) UN Under-Secretary will speak on "Global Population Trends...

2012-07-11 10:23:21

NEW YORK, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the London Summit on Family Planning draws global attention to the need for expanding access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health services around the world, the MDG Health Alliance announces a new initiative that will build partnerships with a focus on financing and strategic advocacy around reproductive health and family planning. This effort - chaired by United Nations Foundation CEO, Kathy Calvin, and private sector leader and...

2012-07-11 06:26:14

Three-month contraceptive with novel injection device to be made available in up to six countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia LONDON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public and private partners today announced plans to collaborate to reach approximately three million women in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia from 2013-2016 with up to 12 million doses of an injectable contraceptive at affordable price levels. The partnership includes the UK's Department for...

2011-12-14 07:30:00

CHICAGO, Dec.14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Female Health Company (Nasdaq: FHCO), today announced that it has received an order from UNFPA for 20 million FC2 Female Condoms for Brazil. Delivery under the contract is expected to commence in March, 2012 and conclude within fiscal year 2012. Earlier the Company had announced that a tender had been awarded for up to 20 million units. The order just received covers the entire quantity of the tender. O.B. Parrish, Chairman and C.E.O. of...

2011-12-06 07:30:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Female Health Company (NASDAQ: FHCO) today announced that on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2011, the British Government pledged five million pounds (approximately $7.8 M) for the purchase of female condoms to enhance reproductive health needs of women. The fund, which will be channeled through the Department of International Development to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is additional to the 35 million pounds generally...

2011-10-28 11:47:00

FRONT ROYAL, Va., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute (PRI), will address the media at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, October 31, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., on the topic of the birth of the world's seven billionth person. The United Nations Population Division has projected October 31st 2011 as the day on which the world will be home to seven billion people. "This is a happy occasion," says Mosher, a...

2011-10-24 09:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its vision to help the world run better, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today unveiled two interactive population dashboards using business analytics technology from SAP to help create greater transparency and awareness around core UN population data and trends. The dashboards are available to the general public at www.7billionactions.org, and will be used by the UN, local governments,...

2011-10-24 06:04:00

More than 50 Musicians, 13 countries, 1 world anthem: United Nations Population Fund debuts music video on Facebook Movement calls for individual actions to be featured on www.7billionactions.org UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 24 October, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will release a world anthem today entitled United. Performed by more than 50 musicians from 13 countries, United commemorates United Nations Day and marks the beginning of a week-long...

Halloween Due Date Expected For Seven Billionth Person
2011-10-21 05:01:00

The countdown is on, as the seven-billionth person will enter the world on Monday, October 31, Population Action International (PAI) announced in a Thursday press release. The PAI's announcement corroborates a previous report by the U.N. Population Fund. That organization's website 7 Billion People - 7 Billion Actions, the Earth's current population topped 6.997 billion people as of 5pm Eastern on October 20, 2011. In order to mark the occasion, the PAI has released an interactive...