News on Midwifery

13 Novembre 2015
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Updated figures released by the United Nations yesterday revealed that the global maternal death ratio has dropped 44 per cent since 1990. Yet too many women continue to die needlessly, and a... Lire plus
27 Octobre 2015
NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY/PORT-AU-PRINCE – Despite global commitments, unacceptably large numbers of mothers and newborns continue to die during pregnancy and in the days following childbirth. Yet the actions needed to save... Lire plus
20 Octobre 2015
MOHESHALI, Bangladesh – Something went terribly wrong when Asta Banu gave birth. Her labour was difficult and seemed to take forever. When the baby – a boy – was finally born, he was unresponsive. Although Ms. Banu’s... Lire plus
16 Octobre 2015
/unfpa-suppliesKELO, Chad – Fifteen nurses and midwives sit in a spacious classroom in Kelo, in southern Chad. In the corner is a makeshift delivery room, where pregnant mannequins wait in various stages of labour.... Lire plus
14 Octobre 2015
AFAMBO, Ethiopia – Asiya Hamed spent much of her life performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls in her community. She cannot remember how many girls she has cut, but she knows what the consequences have been... Lire plus
16 Septembre 2015
The 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly is currently underway in New York. This meeting of the world's leaders will see the adoption of a new set of global goals – the Sustainable Development Goals –... Lire plus
21 Juillet 2015
AHUA, Côte d’Ivoire – As the crowds poured into the fairground in Ahua Village, in rural Côte d’Ivoire, it was clear that this would not be an ordinary festival. Instead of games and prizes, the village square was... Lire plus
9 Juillet 2015
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia – Montas spent the first months of her pregnancy at sea, crowded onto a boat with hundreds of other migrants. The passengers had set out to find a better life – perhaps in Malaysia or Australia... Lire plus
6 Juillet 2015
CHANTI HAZRADANGA, Bangladesh – Traditions run deep in the indigenous communities of north-western Bangladesh, where many people are reluctant to seek professional medical care during or after pregnancy. But a clinic in... Lire plus
25 Juin 2015
EL NABATIEH, Lebanon/DEIR ALLA, Jordan – More than four years after conflict erupted in Syria, the chaos has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Millions of people have been affected, yet... Lire plus


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