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15 May 2020

Private midwifery practice provides sense of safety and comfort to expecting mothers during COVID-19

Jakarta, 5 May 2020 "I feel safer to go to a midwife than to go to a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. The midwife is caring with thoughfulness. The midwife clinic is also clean and comfortable. They provide sanitizer, running water, and soap to clean our hands before entering the clinic", said Racih Setianingsih, a 35-

5 May 2020

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

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife 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 front line in maternity wards, health

5 May 2020

Protecting Pregnant Mothers’ Lives amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  Jakarta, 4 May 2020 Women do not stop giving birth even during the pandemic situation and under large-scale social restrictions. 2015-2045 Indonesia's population projections estimated that the total of births in 2020 is 4.432.300. It is equivalent to 12,312 women of reproductive age (15 - 49 years old) give birth every day in

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