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9 August 2022
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The UNFPA Representative and Japanese Ambassador hand over a box of essential medication & commodities to the Minister of Health

UNFPA and Japan provide medication to bridge the gap in critical sexual and reproductive health needs in Sri Lanka

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) together with the Government of Japan handed over 3 months’ worth of life-saving medication and medical... Read more

8 August 2022
Press Release
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UNFPA appeals for $10.7 million to meet the urgent needs of 2 million women and girls affected by the economic crisis in Sri Lanka

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has launched an appeal for US$10.7 million to deliver lifesaving healthcare to more... Read more

26 July 2022
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One mother’s fight for a safe delivery: What it’s like to give birth in Sri Lanka right now

When Ruchika found out she was pregnant with her second child in October last year she felt confident that she knew what to expect. Nine months later, she spent the day before her delivery in a fuel... Read more

15 June 2022
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UNFPA, with support from the Government of China, provides medical equipment worth US$ 800,000 to the Ministry of Health

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (15 June 2022): UNFPA, with support from the Government of China provided essential medical equipment and supplies to adequately equip public health staff, who have been actively... Read more

17 May 2022
Press Release
Picture depicts representatives of UNFPA and the Australian High Commission handing over kits to the Representative of the FHB

Upholding the dignity of women and girls in times of crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (17th May 2022): UNFPA and the Australian High Commission recently handed over 1300 Dignity and 130 Maternity Kits worth USD 35,230, made available under the Regional Pre-... Read more

30 March 2022
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UNFPA presents its flagship publication to the Hon. Minister of Health

UNFPA presents its flagship publication “Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy,” to the Hon. Minister of Health

For the women and girls affected, the most life-altering reproductive choice—whether or not to become pregnant—is no choice at all   COLOMBO, 30 March 2022 — Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling... Read more

21 March 2022
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A story of loss, resilience and activism

Learning that you are HIV-positive can be one of the most challenging experiences you go through in life. *Kamal learned of his HIV status as he lay hospitalized waiting for death. He was stick thin... Read more

10 March 2022
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International Women’s Day Celebrations 2022

ANURADHAPURA, Sri Lanka (10 March 2022): In commemorating International Women’s Day in 2022, the State Ministry of Women and Child Development, Pre-Schools & Primary Education, School... Read more

8 March 2022
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Opinion-Editorial by Mr. Kunle Adeniyi, Representative, UNFPA Sri Lanka

A drop in the ocean Having recently landed in Sri Lanka, it’s hard to miss the beauty of this island nation. The smiling faces, the changing scenic environmental landscapes and a society rooted in... Read more

4 March 2022
Press Release

UNFPA and the Government of Japan extend digital support for Women Development Officers to improve services for survivors of SGBV

COLOMBO, 4 March 2022: Pandemics such as COVID-19 affect women and men differently, further exacerbating existing inequalities faced by women and girls. In the midst of the pandemic, anecdotal... Read more

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