UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


1 October 2015

On a quest to save women's lives

Maymuun is from Lower Shabelle, a rural area south of Mogadishu in the Federal Government of Somalia. She is in her final stages of the direct entry midwifery course in the Mogadishu Midwifery Training Institute. When she was born in the rural district, her mother was assisted only by traditional birth attendants who had no...

4 September 2015

Improving midwifery education in Somalia

Representatives from midwifery schools, associations, and ministries of health for the Federal Government of Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland came together with UNFPA from August 17 to 19, to chart a way for enhanced improvements in the midwifery profession with a focus on midwifery education across the three zones of Somalia.

2 September 2015

A safe house for GBV survivors in Mogadishu

A safe house, to be used as temporary protection accommodation for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) whose security and safety have been compromised, opened in Mogadishu on August 29.


Sustainable Development Goals Explained
Sustainable Development Goals Explained


It was in June 2012 that UNFPA took the lead to organize Population Estimation Survey of...

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