KYRGYZSTAN: 24 kg on 9 November reported on the launch of the State of World Population report in Bishkek with a photo exhibition and awards to journalists who participated in the contest devoted to the 7 billion campaign. The photo exhibition took place at the National Art Gallery “Aitiev” and awards were delivered to two journalists and a photographer who reported on different issues related to a world of 7 billion. A competition among youth through photography and media products focused on the lives of young people, the empowerment of women and girls and their reproductive health and rights. The photos and media products have reflected the diverse human experiences of our country, particularly challenges, aspirations and priorities that youth, women and men are facing in a world of 7 billion. Therefore, the photo exhibition illustrates these realities as well as highlights the importance of enabling young people to have the means to exercise their human rights. Read in Russian: 24 kg
Akipress on 9 November that Mr. Alexander Avanessov, United Nations Resident Coordinator, UNFPA Representative and Ms. Tolgonai Berdikeyeva, National Programme Analyst on Population and Development have presented the SWOP report and opened the exhibition. It was highlighted that in the Kyrgyz Republic, the 2009 Census showed a significant increase in the number of young people. Today in Kyrgyzstan, young people aged 14 to 28 represent 30.2% of the whole population. In this context, it is more important than ever to create opportunities for young people and invest in their health and education. Read in Russian: Akipress
24 kg reported on 9 November that “It is very important to develop in the Kyrgyz Republic the institutions which work with population issues” according to Mr. Alexander Avanessov, United Nations Resident Coordinator, UNFPA Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic at the release of the SWOP. Read in Russian: 24 kg
KNEWS reported on 9 November that Ms. Tolgonai Berdikeyeva, National Programme Analyst on Population and Development highlighted that the UNFPA CO conducted a competition among youth through photography and media products focused on young people, women and girls empowerment and their reproductive health and rights. The photo exhibition, opened at the SWOP launch, illustrates these realities as well as highlights the importance of enabling young people to have the means to exercise their human rights. Also KNEWS posted very interesting photos from the exhibition. Read in Russian: KNEWS
VIET NAM: Multiple media outlets reported on 11-12 November that up to 358,000 maternal deaths could be avoided each year in 58 developing countries if midwifery services are upgraded by 2015, according to key findings presented in “The State of the World’s Midwifery Report 2011” launched in Ha Noi on 10 November by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations in Viet Nam. Speaking at the event, the Representative of the UNFPA in Viet Nam Bruce Campbell said, "Pregnant women and newborns will continue to die needlessly without an increase in the number of midwives and improved clinical skills. If midwives are in the right place and can accompany the most severe complications to specialised hospitals or health clinics, up to 90 per cent of maternal deaths could be prevented.” An officer of the World Health Organisation in Viet Nam Wu Guogao agreed, saying that midwives should have appropriate employment, protection, remuneration, incentives and motivation. "Midwives don't only deliver babies, they also offer many related services before and after the delivery. They are crucial in the communities and to the survival of women and children," he said. Read in English: Viet Nam News; Thanh Nien News. Read Vietnamese: Dien tu chinh phu (Government Portal); Nhan Dan (the Peoples); Gia dinh va Xa hoi (Family and Society); Cong an Nhan dan (Peoples’ Police); Dang Cong San (Communist Party); Phap luat Viet Nam (Viet Nam Laws); Dan Tri (Peoples’ knowledge); Lao Dong (Labour); Thanh Tra; Watch the news online: Viet Nam news Agency TV; VTV1 (from 37.25 onwards)
Midi Madagasikara on 12 November and La Verite on 11 November reported that the Seventh Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium was held in Mombasa, Kenya from 24-29 October. During this symposium, a workshop was organized by the NGO Blue Ventures, in partnership with UNFPA on 28 October. The goal of this workshop was to inform and inspire marine conservation practitioners from every part of the Western Indian Ocean to adopt effective, evidence based integrated PHE (Population, Health and Environment) approaches in their regions. Blue Ventures and UNFPA have worked together since 2010 to promote integrated population, health and environment approaches in South West of Madagascar. Read in French: Midi Madagasikara
Diario ABC Colour on 12 November reported that the Paraguayan Association of Population Studies (ADEPO), within the framework of the commemoration of the Bicentennial of Independence and the celebration of its 20th founding anniversary, will be held. It will include the participation of experts from Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and is open to partners, researchers, civil servants, students and everyone interested in the debate of Paraguay's population issues, their historical exchange factors, as well as their perspectives and future trends. The activity is support by UNFPA. Read in Spanish: Diario ABC Colour, edición impresa.
La Nación reported on 12 November “Reproductive health must not know borders” and featured an interview with UNFPA’s Marcela´s Suazo. Read in Spanish: La Nacion