News on Midwifery

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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A UNFPA-supported clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, provides antenatal care, safe delivery, emergency obstetric and neonatal care, and many other life-saving services for women and their newborns. © Jared Chambers
NEW YORK/PORT-AU-PRINCE – “I love everything about being a mother,” said Loilobies, a pregnant woman in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Yet to become a mother, she and other women in the country assume unacceptably large risks:... 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
2 May 2013
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Hommage au travail des sages-femmes Les sages-femmes font bien plus que mettre des bébés au monde. Ce diaporama rassemblant des photos transmises par les bureaux de pays de l’UNFPA montre le travail des sages-femmes... Read more
21 September 2014
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NEW YORK, États-Unis – Il reste moins de 500 jours pour réaliser les objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), cependant les taux de mortalité maternelle et infantile sont loin d’avoir reculé comme prévu.... Read more

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