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On World Health Day 2020, in the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, we celebrate Iran's midwives who are supporting pregnant women and new mothers and their babies at a time of COVID-19 - often putting their own health and safety on the line while providing lifesaving services for others. UNFPA Iran works to strengthen and promote midwifery as a crucial profession in Iran, all the more vital at this time of crisis.