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5 May 2021

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife

5 May 2021

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

The world is facing a shortage of about 900,000 midwives, according to a new report published by UNFPA, the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and partners. The COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated these problems, with the health needs of women and newborns overshadowed by the

8 April 2021

CIS-Stat Committee is supporting the census in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is preparing for its first census in more than three decades, and UNFPA has been supporting the preparations to it in close cooperation with international partners. One of the key expert partners in this process has been CIS-Stat (Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States). In

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