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29 May 2020
News

Baby’s first cry under lockdown: Delivering safely amid a pandemic in North Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — When the time came for Marija Matovska to give birth, she and her husband had more than the usual worries of first-time parents on their minds. As they rushed to the... Read more

18 May 2020
Statement

Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic

Across Europe, from Spain to Serbia, care homes for older people have become hotspots of COVID-19 infections. According to the World Health... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born.  Childbirth doesn't stop for pandemics, and... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

New York, USA  -​ As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and other harmful practices could... Read more

8 April 2020
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UNFPA pioneers digital solutions to sexuality education as classes move online amid COVID-19 pandemic

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Irena Lozana knew something was wrong when her son Kan stopped talking and began to withdraw from other people, preferring to play alone. “Building typical friendships and... Read more

7 April 2020
Press Release

World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health... Read more

2 April 2020
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UNFPA North Macedonia donation to help the most vulnerable in Covid-19 response

Skopje, North Macedonia - Today, the UNFPA Office in North Macedonia made a donation in hygiene products aiming at helping women, pregnant women and the elderly, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more

27 March 2020
Statement

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

20 March 2020
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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... Read more

6 March 2020
Statement

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

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