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12 May 2020
News

UNFPA supported provision of PPE to vulnerable youth as COVID-19 response

UNFPA supported the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to more than 500 adolescents and youth as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The support was coordinated with the... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

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... 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. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

27 April 2020
News

Midwives continue to perform lifesaving functions amid COVID-19

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Genet Azmach is a senior midwife and head of the Delivery Case Team at the Kotebe Health Center where she has been serving for the past 8 years. She has been providing... Read more

15 April 2020
News

Grappling with the COVID-19 challenge while ensuring safe delivery

The latest report by the Federal Ministry of Health indicates that Ethiopia’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 are now more than 80. Midwives are among the frontline health workforce grappling with the... Read more

8 April 2020
Press Release

A digital response to help ensure safer childbirths during COVID-19

A new initiative launched today by Maternity Foundation, University of Copenhagen and Laerdal Global Health in collaboration with International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and UNFPA, the UN... Read more

7 April 2020
Statement

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

Statement of Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, 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

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

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

19 March 2020
Statement

UNFPA Statement in Memory of the late Dr. Catherine Hamlin

The woman who dedicated her entire life to the battle against obstetric fistula has passed away peacefully at her home in Ethiopia on 18 March 2020 at the age of 96. She worked tirelessly to ensuring... Read more

5 March 2020
Statement

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

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