You are here

News

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

5 May 2020
News

Serving on the COVID-19 frontlines – India’s nurse-midwives save lives across the entire life cycle

BELAGAVI / KOTTAYAM / THIRUVANTHAPURAM, INDIA -  When Sugandha Sadappa met her three-year-old daughter after 21 days, she couldn’t hold back her tears. ‘I had been on duty for seven straight days and... Read more

5 May 2020
News

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
News

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

5 May 2020
News

China's heroic midwives: Personal stories from the COVID-19 frontlines

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. 5 May is the International Day of the Midwife (IDM). The theme of this year’s IDM celebration set by the International Confederation of... Read more

5 May 2020
News

The midwife and the pandemic: A Sri Lanka story

COLOMBO, 5 May - Malani Rathanayaka has been a midwife for 20 years, but in the last few weeks her work has changed beyond recognition thanks to COVID-19. At her last clinic in early April some 30... Read more

4 May 2020
News

International Day of the Midwife: Protecting Mothers and Babies in Cambodia

Pert Vorn, a midwife working in rural Cambodia, remembers a time when women in villages throughout the country had no access to proper sexual or reproductive care. Women would give birth on straw... Read more

4 May 2020
News

How is COVID-19 impacting midwifery in Lao PDR? We find out.

Meet our four amazing midwives in Lao PDR, as they explain how COVID-19 has brought new challenges to their life-saving work Lotchana Nonpasith’s story  Lotchana Nonpasith has been a midwife in Lao... Read more

30 April 2020
Press Release

Personal Protection Equipment will protect frontline workers in Lao PDR

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR, 30 April 2020 - To protect health workers and ensure they continue to serve communities especially for maternal health during COVID-19, measures of hygiene and physical distancing... Read more

30 April 2020
News

In India's Bihar state, lifesaving support for pregnant women and new mothers amid COVID-19

PATNA, INDIA - Like the vast majority of countries across the world, India too is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, and is currently under lockdown. The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) in the state... Read more

Pages