Reproductive Health : Newsfile

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  • New EU backing for population action plan

    28 October 2004

    Development co-operation ministers of the European Union (EU), have reaffirmed the importance of reproductive health and rights as central to efforts to combat poverty.

  • Europe fills reproductive health funding gap

    14 October 2004

    The European Union will give $75 million this year to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to provide reproductive health supplies needed by developing countries.

  • US refuses $34m for Population Fund

    19 July 2004

    The Bush administration will withhold $34 million in congressionally approved assistance to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) because of the fund's alleged connection to China and forced abortions.

  • AIDS epidemic outpacing response

    12 July 2004

    The number of people living with HIV has risen in every region of the world and last year five million people became newly infected with HIV - more people than in any previous year - according to UNAIDS. There are now 38 million people infected worldwide. The findings are contained in the 2004 UNAIDS Report of the global AIDS epidemic, released for the XV International AIDS Conference, held in Bangkok from 11-16 July 2004.

  • US seeking to isolate UNFPA, critics warn

    23 June 2004

    After withdrawing support from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) two years ago, the United States is now seeking to isolate the agency from other UN bodies and non-governmental groups, reports Christopher Marquis in the New York Times.

  • WHO adopts first global strategy on reproduction health

    26 May 2004

    The World Health Organization, (WHO) has adopted its first strategy on reproductive health. The strategy was adopted at the 57th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • SUCCESS STORY: Indonesian maternal mortality rate decreases by 17 per cent

    20 May 2004

    Efforts to reduce maternal mortality in Indonesia have paid off, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Health. Maternal deaths have fallen by 17 per cent since the launch of the programme, Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH).

  • SUCCESS STORY: Praise for Mexico's progress

    18 May 2004

    Mexico has made exemplary progress in the last decade in family planning and educating women in poor communities about their rights to birth control, says the United Nations.

  • 700,000 South African children are infected with HIV

    14 May 2004

    More than 700,000 South African children aged 14 years and younger are HIV-positive, according to figures reported yesterday.

  • Early motherhood biggest killer of girls in developing world

    13 May 2004

    Pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among girls and young women aged 15 to 19 in the developing world, according to the fifth annual State of the World's Mothers report (2004) released by the aid agency, Save the Children.