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15 April 2020

Childbirth in a pandemic: Expectant mothers’ concerns mount amid COVID-19 outbreak

Unlike many expectant mothers, Reem Salama was not anxious about childbirth. Even though this is her first baby, she had been calm about the whole process. That is until the COVID-19 outbreak made... Read more

13 April 2020

EU, UNFPA support family planning sector amid COVID-19 outbreak

As part of their efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt, the European Union in Egypt and UNFPA delivered personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health and... Read more

7 April 2020

Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to... Read more

30 March 2020

UNFPA prioritizes reproductive health in COVID-19 response

With the COVID-19 outbreak straining public health systems globally, UNFPA Egypt is working with national partners, UN agencies and private sector to support the fight against the pandemic and ensure... Read more

26 March 2020

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more

8 March 2020

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women's Day, 8 March 2020

This International Women's Day, we celebrate the icons who blazed the trail towards gender equality. We now look to today’s generation of activists, women who are shaping a vision of a better... Read more

5 March 2020

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

24 February 2020

UNFPA participates in EU Campus Tour

UNFPA participated in the EU Delegation to Egypt’s Campus Tour in Egypt in February 2020, organized and the EU Neighbors South project under the title #EU4YOUth. The tour ran under the theme... Read more

16 February 2020

Service providers at Aswan family planning unit showcase efforts to end unmet need for family planning

As an outreach worker, 29-year-old Esraa realizes the importance of talking to women about the benefits of family planning on their own health as well as their children’s. The outreach worker is one... Read more

6 February 2020

Unleashing Youth Power: A Decade of Accelerating Actions Towards Zero Female Genital Mutilation

Joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros... Read more