News on Midwifery

5 May 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every two minutes, a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth, according to UN estimates, adding up nearly 290,000 maternal deaths each year. Nearly 3 million newborns die each year as well. Most... 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
7 July 2014
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JUBA, South Sudan – It is the middle of the night in a crowded displacement camp in Juba, South Sudan, and 25-year-old Marsa Nyaluak is losing blood fast. She is in labour and has been bleeding for two hours. She needs... Read more
9 May 2014
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KABUL, Afghanistan – Purple is the colour that midwifery students proudly wear in a small but revolutionary school in the busy Afghan capital, Kabul. In addition to a purple scarf, they have one other thing in common:... Read more
16 April 2014
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JUBA, South Sudan – Armed with a broad smile, Jennifer Ikokole ushers expectant mothers into a makeshift tent at the sprawling Tomping civilian protection camp in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. As the current crisis takes... Read more
8 April 2014
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Midwives are Key to Fewer Maternal Deaths
UNITED NATIONS, New York – At a side event of the 47th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, leaders and experts highlighted the key role of midwifery in drastically decreasing maternal... Read more
23 April 2014
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STUNG TRENG, Cambodia – Sixteen-year-old Hang Dèng travelled for an hour by boat to reach the health centre closest to her remote Cambodian village. She was in labour and suffering complications. The health workers at... Read more
6 November 2013
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Classes have begun at the new National Midwifery School in Port-Au-Prince, housed in a new earthquake-resistant building following the devastating quake that hit Haiti in January 2010. UNFPA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The aftermath of the earthquake is still visible on the walls of the former National School of Nurses and Midwives in Port-Au-Prince. A tent that served as a makeshift classroom is still pitched... Read more
2 May 2013
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Celebrating the Work of Midwives Midwives deliver babies — and they do much more. This slide show, created from photographs submitted by UNFPA Country Offices, shows midwives in action in more than 40 countries. The... Read more

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