New York Times Profiles UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem, Agency’s Work To Support Women’s Health
New York Times: A Woman’s Voice for Women at the U.N. Agency for Reproductive Rights
“…With operations in 155 countries and territories, most notably the poorest, the [United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)] is the world’s leading provider of family planning services, including contraception. … The fund has helped prevent millions of unwanted pregnancies and has sharply reduced maternal deaths in childbirth. It is a major advocate for women’s reproductive health. But the fund’s work also can extend in positive ways into other aspects of a woman’s life, [UNFPA Executive Director Natalia] Kanem said. Its mobile maternal health clinics, for example, are partly meant to give women safe spaces where they can relax and ask questions about anything, she said, including ‘things that are happening to their husbands and families’…” (Gladstone, 12/15).