Concord Times on 11 June reported on a UNFPA training programme in the Pujehun district for traditional birth attendants (TBAs). The programme, a six-day training on community advocacy skills for effective monitoring and sensitization on HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, maternal complications and prevention, targeted TBAs from the 12 chiefdoms in the district. UNFPA Deputy Assistant Country Representative Isatu Kajue and UNFPA Reproductive Health Manager Dr. Jaria Kabba Kebay are both mentioned in the article.
Right Vision News and The Balochistan Times on 11 June reported that the Sindh government is in the process of framing a youth policy that would reflect a true need assessment of youth and “put forth an effective implementation plan with monitoring and evaluation to realise the objectives for youth development in letter and spirit in the province.” UNFPA Deputy Representative Yu Yu said that the UNFPA would offer technical and financial support for the policy.
Yemen Times on 11 June reported on the causes and consequences of obstetric fistulas and stated that, “According to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), obstetric fistulas annually affect an estimated 10,000 to 50,000 women around the world."
Rádio Moçambique reported on 11 June that UNFPA supported a workshop on gender and sexual and reproductive health and rights in Zambézia province. Dr. Francelina Romão, adviser to the minister of health, who co-facilitated the workshop, told Rádio Moçambique that participants discussed and exchanged ideas on how to better fight against gender-based violence and forced marriages, promote family planning and advocate for the enforcement of existing laws against violence. Twenty-three participants, said Rádio Moçambique, attended the five-day workshop, from various community-based organizations.