Resources on Midwifery

UNFPA's response to the crisis in Yemen includes: Providing emergency reproductive health kits and life-saving emergency obstetric care medicines and equipment to health facilities: These supplies help in saving lives of women and new-borns during deliveries, managing miscarriages, and treating infections and rape. A total of 133 heath facilities have been supported so far. Reproductive health kits are also available in cholera treatment centres.

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The unprecedented 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak captured the world’s attention. The international community, led by the UN, demonstrated its capacity to respond effectively and efficiently. The UN and its partners...

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After more than 15 months, the UNFPA Yemen team was able to undertake a mission outside of Sana'a to Ibb Governorate to reach out to the people most in need.

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Maternal mortality in humanitarian crises and in fragile settings is 1.9 times the world average, and the number of maternal deaths in these countries represent 61 per cent of the total number of maternal deaths worldwide.

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UNFPA is mobilizing midwives in the prevention of FGM and care for its consequences through a joint initiative in the context of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C and the UNFPA Midwifery Programme. Building on the expertise and networks of the two global programmes, UNFPA will empower midwives to serve as role models, counselors and advocates in the campaign to end FGM.

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Nine multimedia e-learning modules on key maternal and newborn life-saving skills and family planning were developed under the UNFPA/Intel/Jhpiego partnership in 2013.

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The Comprehensive Midwifery Programme Guidance provides a simple, user friendly explanation of key midwifery concepts and enables programme managers to build and strengthen midwifery training, associations and workforce policies using globally endorsed tools.

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Since the launch of the 2010 State of the World’s Midwifery Report, over 35 countries have made national pledges to strengthen midwifery.

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Some 15 per cent of pregnant women worldwide face potential life-threatening complications during pregnancy, delivery or afterwards.

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