Daily SOL reported on 2 November, that the Minister of Health, Dr. Alexandre Manguele, led the reopening of the health commodities supply centre, in Maputo. The story says that the center was renovated thanks to funds from UNFPA and UNICEF.
The African Press Agency on 2 November reported that Malawi, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will hold a month-long National Fistula Camp to treat women suffering from obstetric fistula.
The camp will be held from November 7 to December 3 in Thyolo District, 90 kilometres south of the commercial city Blantyre.
According to UNFPA National Program Officer for Reproductive Health Grace Hiwa, the camp will help women especially those from the rural areas of the country to deal with their health concerns. “We want every woman with obstetric fistula to take advantage of the camp to identify solutions for their problem,” she said.
She added that local and international specialists on fistula have been lined up to assist in treating women during the camp. Read in English: The African Press Agency
Portafolio reported on 2 November that the flow of migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean has significantly increased in the last twenty years. By 2010, 725,700 were reported in Mexico, mainly migrants from Guatemala. That same year it was estimated that the number of Haitians to the United States, Dominican Republic and Canada, exceeded one million people. The undocumented migrant population that remains in the destination countries experiences difficulties such as access to basic services like health care and education. UNFPA developed a program to strengthen information, education and services on sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence. Read in Spanish: Portafolio
Portafolio reported on 2 November “immigrants receive advising in reproductive health.” The flow of immigrants in Latin America and the Caribbean has significantly increased in the last twenty years. Young people and migrants, particularly those who are undocumented, are exposed to vulnerable and risky including those involving sexual and reproductive health. An initiative, developed by UNFPA, recommends sexual and reproductive health education to mediate such risks. Read in Spanish: Portafolio
The Guardian on 2 November reported that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has underscored the importance of including pro-poor and gender considerations in the government’s macro-economic policies and budget planning. Speaking at the opening of the 7th Regional Training Course on Gender and Macro-economic Policy, Planning and Budgeting organized by Tanzania Gender and Networking Programme (TGNP), UNFPA’s Prgramme Specialist – HIV and AIDS Dr. Chilanga Asmani said, “This course is a response to the growing realization that there are limited pro-poor and gender approaches in macro-economic frameworks and policies.” There is still limited articulation and application of gender orientation in macro-economic policies and processes, he added.
Daily S0L reported on 2 November that the Minister of Health, Dr.Alexandre Manguele, led the reopening of the health commodities supply centre, in Maputo. The story says that the center was renovated thanks to funds from UNFPA and UNICEF.