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23 May 2020 - 23 May 2020


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

The fight to end obstetric fistula, one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth, could be threatened by the current pandemic of COVID-19.


5 May 2020 - 5 May 2020


International Day of the Midwife

The International Day of the Midwife is celebrated every May 5.

This year, the commemoration occurs amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic - which has demonstrated the value of midwives all the more, even as it has put many of them at risk while supporting pregnant women and new mothers and their babies.

UNFPA, the International Confederation of Midwives and partners come together each year to underscore the importance of this special day, and to advocate for greater investments in midwifery under universal health coverage.


7 April 2020 - 7 April 2020


World Health Day

7 April 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response - providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances,  collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response.