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26 Aug 2014 | Maternal health

INTERVIEW: Balancing everyday services with emergency response

Over 1,400 people have died from the Ebola virus, and those of us working in West Africa know that balancing the delivery of everyday services such as sexual and reproductive health with the emergency response is one of the biggest challenges now facing the region.

Our Country Director for Sierra Leone, Shumon Sengupta, spoke to the Russian news outlet Pravda.ru about the situation in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. He warns that more women are at risk as healthcare workers are forced by the crisis to reduce or suspend their work.

Read the full interview here

Over 1,400 people have died from the Ebola virus, and those of us working in West Africa know that balancing the delivery of everyday services such as sexual and reproductive health with the emergency response is one of the biggest challenges now facing the region.

INTERVIEW: Balancing everyday services with emergency response

Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

Did you know that every year nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place around the world? That's 22 million times that...

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

Maybe the truth’s just too much for people. That’s what I think sometimes, when the pain and anger subsides. There are times when...

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

South Sudanese woman with baby
08 Aug 2014 | Family planning

Life-saving services in South Sudan

It is estimated that South Sudan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. So while political unrest continues, our...

Life-saving services in South Sudan

Ethiopia health worker speaks with a client
05 Aug 2014 | Maternal health

Ethiopia: an MDG success story

Ethiopia has made incredible progress over the last 11 years in increasing access to family planning. This has come in tandem with strong progress...

Ethiopia: an MDG success story

Dhaka, Bangladesh
18 Mar 2014 | Family planning

Carrying on through political unrest

Bangladesh held its general election in January after a year of heightened political tension. The violence and unrest that afflicted the...

Carrying on through political unrest

Woman from Ethiopia
10 Mar 2014 | Maternal health

Women's right to health and wellbeing

On International Women's day, Glenys Kinnock delivered a speech to The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on '...

Women's right to health and wellbeing

Counselling on contraception
06 Mar 2014 | Family planning

How can we ensure contraceptive information and services succeed in...

In a guest blog, WHO's Marleen Temmerman, advocates women's reproductive rights...

How can we ensure contraceptive information and services succeed in supporting rights?

Make Women Matter
05 Mar 2014 | Maternal health

Join our call to Make Women Matter

Women around the world are still facing some of the worst discrimination imaginable. From child marriage to female genital mutilation and...

Join our call to Make Women Matter

Women inspiring change
03 Mar 2014 | Family planning

Celebrating women inspiring change for International Women’s Day

In the run up to International Women’s Day, we will be celebrating the extraordinary efforts of 12 women (and...

Celebrating women inspiring change for International Women’s Day

Partnering to limit the harm caused by unsafe abortion
27 Feb 2014 | Post abortion care

Stopping the harm caused by unsafe abortion

Every year 47,000 women die after an unsafe abortion and 8 million more women are left suffering from short term or permanent...

Stopping the harm caused by unsafe abortion

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