UNFPA - Publications: Reproductive Health

Publications: Reproductive Health


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Accelerating Progress to MDG 5

In 2013, around the world an estimated 289,000 women died of maternal causes. Almost all of those deaths were preventable. Preventable deaths are most common among women living in the poorest countries, where health services are weak, and women are more often subject to early and frequent childbearing, unattended deliveries and sexually transmitted infections including HIV. This report emphasizes UNFPA's commitment to achieve universal access to SRH, full realization of human rights and gender equality, and worldwide reduction in maternal mortality.
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The State of the World’s Midwifery 2014

A Universal Pathway. A Woman's Right to Health

The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2014 presents findings on midwifery from 73 low and middle- income countries. The report, produced by UNFPA, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and several other partners, shows the progress and trends that have taken place since the inaugural 2011 edition, and also identifies the barriers and challenges to future progress.
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The Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2013

This annual report describes the results and good practices in countries of the UNFPA flagship thematic fund to achieve reproductive health commodity security. In 2013, UNFPA started a new programming period by scaling up so that all 46 countries can receive the highest level of support for essential supplies and services (formerly focused on 12 countries).
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Realizing the Potential

Annual Report 2013

This annual report  summarizes the 2013 programmes, objectives and initiatives achieved, both globally and regionally, in 2013. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, worked with 159 countries, territories and other areas in 2013 to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
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Family Planning Advocacy in 18 Countries

Strengthening Advocacy at UNFPA with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2012 and 2013, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided support to UNFPA to strengthen transition to the new Executive leadership and advocacy work in family planning. Through this grant, funds were provided to 18 countries with high unmet need for family planning.
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Ministerial Forum on Moving Forward for Family Planning

UNFPA at Women Deliver 2013

This Ministerial Forum at Women Deliver 2013 engaged Ministers and other delegates in making commitments to family planning. Panel topics included ensuring sustained political and financial commitment, strengthening systems, and expanding access to hard-to-reach populations.
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Choices not Chance

UNFPA Family Planning Strategy 2012-2020

The UNFPA Family Planning Strategy 2012-2020: Choices not Chance is a ground-breaking commitment to an area of work at the heart of our mission. It is oriented squarely to the goal of achieving universal access to rights-based voluntary family planning as part of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.
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Contraceptives and Condoms for Family Planning and STI/HIV Prevention

External Procurement Support Report 2012

Access to reproductive health, including family planning, is recognized as a human right. Yet the importance of a steady and reliable supply of contraceptives is often overlooked as a priority on the development agenda. Support from donors is critical to improving and ensuring the security of essential contraceptives and other life-saving reproductive health commodities. Many developing countries plan to strengthen and improve contraceptive security. However, these countries are still largely reliant on aid from external partners and organizations in order to help keep pace with needs in their countries, which may vary according to the population dynamic unique to each country. In 2012, the London Summit on Family Planning inspired global momentum to extend the benefits of universal rights-based voluntary planning to poor and marginalized women and girls.
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Maternal Health Thematic Fund Annual Report 2012

The Maternal Health Thematic Fund (MTHF) Annual Report 2012 gives an account of the results achieved in 2012 by the fund through targeted interventions in high maternal mortality countries. Advocacy and demand-creation for maternal and newborn health has been high on the agenda; raising awareness on and commitment to maternal health globally, regionally and nationally and creating demand for services at community level.
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The Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security

Annual Report 2012

This annual report describes results and good practices in 46 countries of the UNFPA flagship thematic fund to achieve reproductive health commodity security. In 2012, governments and partners took action to ensure that national health systems have the capacity and resources to provide a steady supply of quality, affordable essential supplies. Record-high donor support of $181 million in 2012 brought the total support for this five-year programme to $565 million, building on global momentum for family planning.
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