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11 July 2021

Birth rates dipped further when COVID-19 hit. But it’s time to stop worrying about numbers

The focus on birth rates misses the point, writes Alanna Armitage on today’s World Population Day. What matters is building countries where people want to stay, live and have families.

5 May 2021

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for International Day of the Midwife - 5 May 2021

5 May 2021

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900,000 midwives

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 May 2021 -- Millions of lives of women and newborns are lost, and millions more experience ill health or injury, because the needs of pregnant women and skills of midwives are not recognized...

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The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2021 builds on previous reports in the SoWMy...
Nearly half of women in 57 countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex...

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