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7 May 2020

Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19

Global response to COVID-19 must address rights and needs of women and girls op-ed: Dr Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Mark...

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, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born. Childbirth...

7 April 2020

World Health Day 2020

  World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Their life-saving skills go

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