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2008-07-09 12:00:49

July 11th Marks the Commemoration of World Population Day under the Theme 'Family Planning, it's a Right, Let's Make it Real' The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Higher Population Council (HPC) will mark the commemoration of World Population Day on July 11th, 2008 under the theme 'Family Planning, it's a right, let's make it real' in a bid to promote and increase awareness of family planning and reproductive health as a fundamental right across the Kingdom. Dr. Thoraya...

2005-10-12 07:23:38

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Discrimination against women and young people is hampering international efforts to eliminate poverty, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. Each year more than 500,000 women die of pregnancy-related causes that are largely preventable while the poorest, least developed countries have the largest share of young people, according to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) report. "Investing in women and young people is key to making poverty history," said...

2005-09-16 07:35:23

By Estelle Shirbon BABBAR RUGA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Soueiba Salisu endured the pains of childbirth for four days and four nights in a mud-brick house in her remote Nigerian village before her family, fearing for her life, took her to hospital. When she arrived after hours of travel on unpaved tracks, doctors performed a Caesarean section but it was too late. The baby was stillborn, and a few days later 15-year-old Salisu started leaking urine. Ashamed of her wet clothes and her...