UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 Report

Published on: 05/05/2021

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The world is currently facing an acute shortage of 900,000 midwives, which represents a third of the required global midwifery workforce. The COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated these problems, with the health needs of women and newborns being overshadowed, midwifery services being disrupted and midwives being deployed to other health services.

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