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15 May 2020
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Midwives – celebrate, demonstrate, mobilize, unite

On 5 May, UNFPA and partners marked the International Day of the Midwife. For our UNFPA Indonesia colleague Elvira Liyanto, Maternal Health Programme Analyst, paying tribute to midwives is something... Read more

15 May 2020
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In Nepal, COVID-19 turning pregnancy excitement into fear

KATHMANDU, Nepal – In far-western Nepal, Dhana Bhatt is waiting out the last weeks of her pregnancy, a time that should be joyful. But her anticipation has turned into anxiety as Nepal grapples with... Read more

14 May 2020
Press Release

Lifesaving supplies reach pandemic frontline responders in the southern Philippines

COTABATO CITY, Mindanao, Philippines - Healthcare frontline responders of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) have received more than 130,000 pieces of personal protective... Read more

10 May 2020
Statement

Global response to COVID-19 must address rights and needs of women and girls

Dr Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief... Read more

10 May 2020
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Delivery in a time of coronavirus: One mother's story

Priyanka Chaudhury Raina is the founder of the Gracia Raina Foundation in India, focusing on sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, safe pregnancy and childbirth for some of the... Read more

8 May 2020
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Opinion: Without gender data, we leave critical COVID-19 clues on the table

This opinion editorial was published by Devex on 5 May, 2020.   By Björn Andersson, Mohammad Naciri Any new and highly infectious pathogen triggers a world of worry, with a slew of questions to which... Read more

8 May 2020
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A woman walks with her baby in Dakar, Senegal. Photo by: Vince Gx on Unsplash

COVID-19: Has it become too dangerous to measure violence against women? (By Devex)

By Kelli Rogers, Devex 6 May, 2020 | Original story here   MISSOULA, Mont. — As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, organizations are racing to measure the rate of violence against women, which is ... Read more

7 May 2020
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Locked down and pregnant: Clinics are no longer the safe places they used to be, so what can be done?

The best way to avoid getting COVID-19, and the best way to avoid it spreading, is to stay at home and practice physical distancing. But for many women, COVID-19 is just one of the dangers they need... Read more

5 May 2020
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Mother, midwife and super typhoon survivor joins the COVID-19 fight for pregnant women

Faithjoy “Joy” Abuyabor, is a 41-year-old registered midwife. While helping pregnant women is her vocation, Joy herself too is five (5) months pregnant now. “I need to get a 4D ultrasound test for my... Read more

5 May 2020
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COVID-19 is highlighting global neglect of pregnant women and midwives

This piece was originally published by the World Economic Forum on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 When COVID-19 hit Iran, midwife Niloufar Ghassemi’s job became even more... Read more

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