Midwifery helpline offers emergency support in Afghanistan
SAYED KHEL, Afghanistan – “It was seven in the morning, and I had not yet started my working day, when Hafsa* was brought to the clinic with normal labour pains,” said Mahbooba, a 27-year-old midwife who runs the Aqtash clinic in Afghanistan’s rural Sayed Khel District.
In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Our girls were not born to be sexual slaves. Each one of them had a dream or goal for future,” Zina Salim Hassan, a 21-year-old Yazidi advocate, told UNFPA ahead of an United Nations event focusing on the use of sexual and gender-based violence as a weapon of war.
his report takes its inspiration from the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child initiative, which calls for countries to do everything possible to protect the lives and futures of all women, children and adolescents. It follows the approach used for the
State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 report, but focuses on 21 of the 23 countries in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) East and Southern Africa region.
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Position: International Consultancy on Micro-Takaful in Maternal and Neonatal Health Sector in Cameroon
Duration of consultancy: 21 days
Closing date: 31 October 2017
The Census Coordination support consultant will be based in the UNFPA Country Office and will work under the supervision of the Census Programme Specialist and in close collaboration with the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA – based in Nay Pyi Taw); and in support of the Department of Population.
Specifically, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
1. Organizational Location
The Contracting and Administrative Associate position is located in Procurement Services Branch (PSB) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Copenhagen. The incumbent reports to the Contracting and Administration Associate and/or Procurement Specialist of the Strategic Procurement Cluster of PSB
2. Job Purpose
Supervisor: The intern will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Humanitarian Specialist in HFCB.
A work plan with key deliverable for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon. Regular meetings with Interns and close contact via email, discussing processes and work related outcomes will lead to a beneficial environment for the Intern