News on Midwifery

11 May 2015
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A woman and her baby rest at a UNFPA-supported health facility in Liberia. © UNFPA Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Two days ago, Liberia was declared Ebola-free, after the tragic 13-month-long outbreak saw the deaths of nearly 5,000 people. But while the outbreak is now officially over,... Read more
8 May 2015
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 Fasika Maru, a midwife, examines Anguach Abebaw at the Ambesame Health Centre. Ms. Anguach is in labour, but her foetus is in a dangerous position. © UNFPA/Mulugeta Ayene
AMHARA REGION, Ethiopia – They called it the Stealer. It came to their homes in this remote part of northern Ethiopia, and claimed the lives of women in childbirth. It took Asmer Geremew’s mother, as well as her younger... Read more
5 May 2015
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Sabina Dauwar, 17, is living in a tent after her home was flattened by the earthquake in Rampur Village, Kavre District. She is three months pregnant. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri
KAVRE DISTRICT, Nepal – In Nepal’s Kavre District, devastation stretches as far as the eye can see. Last week’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake flattened most of the homes in Kavre’s Rampur Village, and the majority of the... Read more
4 May 2015
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Abissdoum Charlotte, 26, with her 7-week-old triplets, Morouta, Nasifaté and Nasif. She is receiving post-natal and newborn care at the Cooperative Clinic of Sikecoudji, in Cotonou, Benin. © UNFPA/Ollivier Girard
COTONOU, Benin – “I have seen more and more women with child-delivery problems suffer needlessly,” said midwife Florence Djihoun, 48, at her UNFPA-supported clinic in Cotonou, Benin. Globally, complications of pregnancy... Read more
1 May 2015
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Midwifery student Selina Akter plays the role of a mother as students practice post-natal care at the Dinajpur Nursing Institute in northern Bangladesh. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom for UNFPA
DINAJPUR, Bangladesh – The stairwells of the Dinajpur Nursing Institute, in northern Bangladesh, are bustling with midwives-in-training. Each classroom is crowded with women in crisp white uniforms, hovering over... Read more
9 April 2015
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Edna Adan visits a maternal and child health center during a community outreach activity in Gumburaha. © Arthur Nazaryan/Delphin Films
HARGEISA – It was 9 p.m. when a little girl arrived in critical condition at the maternity teaching hospital in Hargeisa. She had been bleeding all day after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) that morning. “... Read more
26 February 2015
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Una nueva madre, recibió controles prenatales y la atención de parto seguro en una clínica apoyada por el UNFPA en Port-au-Prince.
PUERTO PRÍNCIPE, Haití – "Me encanta todo lo que conlleva ser madre", dijo Loilobies, una mujer embarazada en Puerto Príncipe, Haití. Sin embargo, para convertirse en madre, ella y otras mujeres de este país asumen... Read more
16 February 2015
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Chris Kwikiriza, a midwife, checks on an expectant mother at the Biira Health Centre, in the Boroli refugee settlement in Uganda. A UNFPA-supported ambulance is helping to ensure women in labour are able to deliver under the care of skilled birth attendants. © UNFPA/Eveyln Kiapi
ADJUMANI, Uganda – Laura Jurua, a 26-year-old South Sudanese refugee, went into labour in the middle of the night in her temporary shelter in the Boroli refugee settlement, in Uganda’s Adjumani District. As her labour... Read more
2 February 2015
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Syrian refugees rest in an emergency shelter after their tents collapsed in Zaatari, in northern Jordan, during a violent snowstorm. © UNHCR/B. Szandelszky
ZAATARI, Jordan – Syrian refugees in Jordan have endured frigid temperatures, powerful winds, and heavy snow and rainfall this winter. A dangerous mid-January snowstorm, named “Huda,” collapsed tents and unleashed... Read more
12 January 2015
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A tent serves as a maternity waiting home in a settlements for displaced people in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital. © UNFPA Somalia/Ruth Solomon
MOGADISHU, Somalia – In the Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, 29-year-old Sharifa Abdullahi held her newborn with a growing sense of awe – and triumph. She had just survived a gruelling 18-hour labour that could have taken... Read more

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