News on Midwifery

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
26 September 2014
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Munira Sha'ban, a renowned Jordanian midwife, speaks at a high-level UN event on improving the survival of women, newborns and children. Beside her are Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Chinese diplomacy leader Li Xiaolin, and Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and For Malaria Ray Chambers. Photo credit: Stuart Ramson/UN Foundation
UNITED NATIONS, New York – By improving access to essential sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning and safe delivery care – preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths could be... Read more
1 October 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Next year, Munira Sha’ban will celebrate her 50th year working as a nurse and midwife. Her career has taken her all over the world, to the halls of the United Nations, and, through a... Read more
29 August 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Key governors committed to take action to reduce Kenya’s high maternal death rate at a UNFPA-organized meeting held this week in Nairobi. The event brought together over 200 officials to... Read more
19 August 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I was looking for a fulfilling, out-of-the-ordinary task... a motivating career where I could reach society at large and offer my expertise," said Catherine Njeri Makumi. She has found... Read more
28 May 2014
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YANGON, Myanmar – Twenty-three-year-old Ma Thae Ei Phyu is one of five “red angel” midwives who participated in a recent UNFPA-supported intensive training programme at a maternity ward on the outskirts of Yangon,... Read more
3 June 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – When trained and supported by a functional health system, midwives could provide 87 per cent of the essential care needed for women and newborns, and could potentially reduce maternal and... Read more

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