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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-

15 May 2020

Midwives – celebrate, demonstrate, mobilize, and unite

An IDM2020 commemoration in Indonesia underscores midwives’ lifesaving role – including at this time of COVID-19 It is hard to deny that midwives stand at the front lines of health care, particularly in reproductive health care.  I, for one, was born with the help of a midwife. When I delivered my son nine years ago, we both

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

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