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20 March 2020

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and announcing movement restrictions affecting millions. But amid these efforts, policymakers must not lose sight of the vulnerabilities

20 March 2020

Safe Delivery - Even Now (UNFPA Coronavirus Disease Global Response Appeal)

March - April 2020 requirements: US$67,500,000 The Novel Coronavirus was designated a "public health emergency of international concern" on 30 January 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO).  On 11 March 2020, WHO declared Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. By 19 March, more than 205,000 COVID-19 cases had been

19 March 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread, pregnant and breastfeeding women advised to take precautions

Pregnant women should take routine preventative actions to avoid infection with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), UNFPA announced in a statement. These preventative measures, recommended in alignment with the World Health Organization (WHO), include diligent hand-washing, avoiding close contact with people exhibiting

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