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).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/kff

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.