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

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

29 April 2020
Press Release

Addressing gender-based violence alongside the COVID-19 pandemic in Viet Nam

QUANG NINH PROVINCE, VIET NAM, 29 April 2020 – The “Anh Duong” (Sunshine) House Shelter for the provision of essential services to survivors of violence against women and girls was jointly launched... Read more

29 April 2020
News

UNFPA scales up its support to Myanmar’s State and Regional Health Departments in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Myitkyina, Myanmar – As Myanmar fights the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline health workers need to be well-equipped and fully protected from the risk of the novel coronavirus whilst providing medical... Read more

Pages