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30 March 2022

Nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended—a global crisis, says new UNFPA report

War, humanitarian emergencies create conditions for unintended pregnancies to climb further [NEW YORK, 30 March 2022] — Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million each year throughout... Read more

10 March 2022

Putting the needs of women and girls first during humanitarian crises

The Joint “Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programme for sustainable development in Bosnia and Herzegovina" (JP Swiss-UN DRR) started in 2019 aiming to support people and high-risk local communities in... Read more

8 March 2022
Pregnant woman getting an ultrasound scan

Providing sexual and reproductive health services to the migrant and refugee women and girls

Migrant and refugee women and girls who come for examinations in Temporary Reception Centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, managed with the support of the European Union, usually originate from... Read more

28 January 2022

Providing support for day-to-day tasks most effective in reducing loneliness in older people, new UNFPA study finds

ISTANBUL/LONDON, 28 January 2022 – Providing tangible support to older people for carrying out day-to-day tasks like grocery shopping is essential for addressing loneliness, according to a new survey... Read more

27 January 2022

Sarajevo Canton Human Papillomavirus vaccination programme offers blueprint for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Almost three women die from cervical cancer in Bosnia and Herzegovina every week. Cervical cancer ranks sixth among the cancers affecting women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is second among women... Read more

21 January 2022

HPV Vaccination Programme Implementation Set to Begin in Sarajevo Canton

Sarajevo, 21. January 2022 - Cervical cancer is the second most common female cancer worldwide, with over 99 percent cases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Nearly every cervical cancer case can... Read more

1 December 2021

Promotional Events for the Guidance on Out-of-School Comprehensive Sexuality Education Held in Sarajevo and Banja Luka

Sarajevo and Banja Luka, 1 December 2021 – As we mark 1 December, World AIDS Day, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in cooperation with the Sarajevo Open Center, the Partnership for Public... Read more

17 November 2021

Citing poor life quality, almost half of young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina ponder emigration, UNFPA survey finds

SARAJEVO, 17 November 2021 – Nearly one in two young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or 47 percent, say they are thinking about leaving the country temporarily or permanently, according to a new... Read more

11 October 2021

Girls work to make gender equality a reality

“I want to encourage communication about menstruation,” said Azra Komarica, a 19-year-old girl from Bosnia and Herzegovina. “It’s still a taboo topic.” Ms. Komarica is part of a mentorship based... Read more

8 October 2021

BiH is richer by eight certified trainers who will train professionals in local communities on the Minimum Initial Service Package for Sexual and Reproductive Health (MISP) in Crisis Situations

  Bosnia and Herzegovina got eight certified MISP trainers, medical doctors, who successfully completed training on the “Minimum Initial Service Package for Sexual and Reproductive Health (MISP)“ in... Read more