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7 May 2020
News

Pandemic threatens communities ravaged by war and crisis, global support needed

AZRAQ CAMP, Jordan/HOMS, Syria/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I invested the first four days of the lockdown calling beneficiaries to inform them of the availability of virtual support,” Orouba Amin, a... Read more

5 May 2020
News

Algerian Midwife Portrait: Ms Zohra ROUANE

  Ms Zohra Rouane Senior midwife 30 years of experience in reproductive health and family planning services   Ms Zohra Rouane has participated in several surveys with the Ministry of Health-... Read more

5 May 2020
News

Public health midwife portrait

Public health midwife  Ms. AIOUAZ Nadia Central University Hospital « Mustapha Bacha » -Algiers-Algeria 32 years at maternity service "Story in the delivery room".   On 24h-duty, there are 15 to 20... Read more

5 May 2020
News

Portrait of Nadjia KADDOURI AMARA

A beautiful tribute to our glorious midwives   Public health midwife, Ms Nadjia KADDOURI AMARA contributes to the various national reproductive health and family planning programs developed by the... Read more

4 May 2020
News

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

  As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born.  Childbirth doesn't stop for pandemics, and neither do midwives. They are working tirelessly on the... Read more

4 May 2020
News
The pandemic has introduced danger and uncertainty to the start of motherhood. Clockwise from top left: © UNFPA DRC, © China Maternal and Child Health Association, © Ethiopian Midwives Association, © UNFPA Honduras, © ZHIAN health organization, © Vojislav Gushevski, © UNFPA Albania

Mothers, midwives risking their lives to bring new life into the world

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Around the world, May is a time to celebrate mothers and the health workers who help them enter motherhood. Dozens of countries observe Mother’s Day in May and, on 5 May,... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to... Read more

9 April 2020
Statement

OPEN LETTER FROM THE REGIONAL DIRECTORS OF UNDP, UNWOMEN, UNPFA AND ESCWA IN THE ARAB STATES REGION TO GOVERNMENTS IN THE REGION.

At the beginning of this week, the United Nations Secretary-General issued an appeal to stop violence everywhere including violence in the home. As Directors of the four United Nations Agencies who... Read more

7 April 2020
Statement

Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to... Read more

27 March 2020
Statement
Statement

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  New York, 26 March 2020 - With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and... Read more

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