Midwives play a critical role in South Sudan’s fight against maternal mortality. But for one midwife in Rumbek, their efforts cut even deeper. “My father has eight wives and 24 children,” said Peter Door, a father of one who decided to pursue a career in midwifery two years ago. For Peter, spreading awareness about – and providing access to – family planning is central to building a better future not only for women, but for their families and communities, too.
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10 August 2016UNFPA
KAMPALA, Uganda - Talking about sexual and reproductive health is not easy, especially in the conservative corners of Uganda. But the girls of Buddo Secondary School found a powerful way to address the issue: poetry.