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30 December 2020

COVID-19 isolation area for pregnant and lactating women established in Puntland

Mariam Muhammad (not real name), 23, from Garowe, Puntland was eight-months pregnant when she started feeling severe flu-like symptoms at the beginning of November 2020. Her situation worsened three... Read more

14 December 2020

Somalia, UN renew promise to deliver health for all, using Universal Health Coverage, urge partners to do the same

MOGADISHU, 12 December 2020 – On International Universal Health Coverage Day, the Somali Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund... Read more

10 December 2020
Press Release

The European Union celebrates Human Rights Day with Somali Partners, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Somali Arts Foundation in support of Youth and Art

Mogadishu, 10 December 2020   Today, the European Union and its partners have joined hands to celebrate Human Rights Day. On this significant day, the European Union remains fully committed to the... Read more

30 November 2020

UNFPA Somalia forges strong partnerships in Puntland

The President of Puntland State of Somalia, His Excellency Said Cabdullahi Deni, has commended UNFPA Somalia for the good cooperation with the Government in working towards prioritizing health... Read more

29 November 2020

Saving the lives of Somali mothers and newborns amid COVID-19

The Federal Ministry of Health and Human Services in Somalia, under the leadership of the Minister Her Excellency Dr. Fawziya Abikar, with the support of UNFPA and other partners has spared no effort... Read more

20 November 2020
 Somalia is one of the countries in the world with the highest prevalence of FGM

Leaving no stone unturned in the fight against FGM

Maryan Mudey Abukar, 19, from Hudur, Bakool region underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) when she was just six years old. She was married at the tender age of 16. “I bled a lot on my wedding... Read more

28 October 2020

Providing quality midwifery care amid crisis

Jamila Garad, 26, is a midwife who carries out outreach midwifery services voluntarily in Gurel Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and to the host community in villages close to the IDP... Read more

25 October 2020

FGM and child marriage survivor leads fight against the harmful practices

Twenty-three-year old Najma Muse (not her real name) from Garowe, Puntland dropped out of school when she got married at the tender age of 14. She was just in class seven of primary school at the... Read more

23 September 2020

Enforcing the Sexual Offences Law in Puntland

“I had never felt as scared as I did when this man waylaid and raped me that afternoon. He threatened to kill me if I reported to anyone about the terrible things he had done to me,” Fareeda,  (not... Read more

20 September 2020
Midwives in Puntland pledging to fight medicalization of FGM

Midwives fight medicalization of FGM as they lead the campaign to end the practice

Falastin Said, from Garowe, Puntland, has practised as a midwife for 30 years. She serves as a board member of the Puntland Association of Midwives (PAM), a professional association in Puntland ... Read more