News on Midwifery

21 November 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York/UM RAQUBA, Sudan – More than 33,000 people have fled into eastern Sudan from the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, according to United Nations officials. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR... Read more
30 October 2020
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POPASNA, Ukraine – “I just hope it’s not cancer,” Valentina, 71, recalled thinking when she visited a mobile clinic in Ukraine last year. She had been suffering intense pain in her pelvic area for a long time, but... Read more
23 October 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 24 October, the United Nations will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Known as UN Day, this anniversary is usually a moment to reflect on the accomplishments made possible through global... Read more
21 October 2020
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SHAHRISTAN, Afghanistan – “It was midnight on 6 August when there was a loud knocking at my front door. My husband answered. Standing in the dark was a person asking for my help – a baby was being born,” Shirin... Read more
6 October 2020
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KHARTOUM/GEZIRA, Sudan – Massive flooding in Sudan – the worst in 30 years – has created an ongoing humanitarian crisis, on top of the country’s existing COVID-19 health crisis. The flooding has affected 17 of Sudan’s... Read more
4 October 2020
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SANA’A, Yemen – In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA’s life-saving reproductive health services dried up. UNFPA was forced to suspend the provision of reproductive health care in... Read more
23 September 2020
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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – In a bid to control the COVID-19 pandemic, El Salvador has enacted strict lockdown measures. Still, the pandemic is taking a serious toll, with more than 27,000 cases of the disease confirmed... Read more
16 September 2020
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BIHAR, India – Life has come to a standstill in much of India’s Bihar State as a ferocious monsoon season coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus cases continue to climb, even as the floods affect millions... Read more
14 September 2020
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KABUL, Afghanistan – “When I returned home from work, I had to isolate myself,” described Suhaila Sadat, a midwife at the Malalai Maternity Hospital in Afghanistan. “My parents were worried about me because I interact... Read more
10 September 2020
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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – The 25th of August marked a tragic anniversary: three years since the mass influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar. Today, there are... Read more

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