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16 December 2016
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National authorities in the Puntland State of Somalia, led by the Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs (MoJRAR), on November 29, 2016 launched the first ever Sexual Offences Law criminalizing... Read more
17 November 2016
The development of a Somali Midwifery Strategy to contribute to the midwifery profession and service development has been initiated. The process is part of the overall Health Sector Strategic Plan (... Read more
12 November 2016
In the News
The youth in Somalia are positioning themselves to play an active role in the implementation of the country’s National Development Plan (NDP) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sixty-seven... Read more
20 October 2016
Press Release
UNFPA State of World Population 2016 Investing in 10-year-old girls could yield huge demographic dividend, pump billions into national economies Girls are less likely than boys to complete schooling... Read more
9 October 2016
In the News
A group of midwives working in rural areas in Puntland, Somalia will be receiving incentives for going the extra mile in reaching out to the vulnerable and the hard-to-reach populations with... Read more
6 October 2016
In the News
A new pool of 25 health personnel has been created in Somalia to contribute to saving the lives of women and newborn babies through the provision of birth spacing methods. Somalia has one of the... Read more
5 October 2016
In the News
UNFPA Somalia Behaviour Change Communication and Family Planning Analyst Abdisalam Bahwal, based in the Garowe office, narrates a story of a fistula survivour, Farhiya, who trekked for three days... Read more
3 October 2016
In the News
Fifty-six young people in Somalia have been sharing experiences and debating on reproductive health issues affecting the youth through a series of weekly health talks that went on for a period of two... Read more
12 September 2016
In the News
The Puntland State of Somalia is strengthening its efforts to be ready to respond to reproductive health needs during crisis situations, particularly among women and girls of reproductive age. Twenty... Read more
5 September 2016
In the News
The Puntland Parliament on August 2016 passed a law criminalising all sexual offences in the Puntland State of Somalia. The parliamentary session, which passed the Sexual Offence Bill into an... Read more

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