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29 May 2020

Baby’s first cry under lockdown: Delivering safely amid a pandemic in North Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — When the time came for Marija Matovska to give birth, she and her husband had more than the usual worries of first-time parents on their minds. As they rushed to the hospital on 18 April, the streets of Skopje were empty. North Macedonia had been under lockdown for more than a month as the number of

18 May 2020

Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic

Across Europe, from Spain to Serbia, care homes for older people have become hotspots of COVID-19 infections. According to the World Health Organization, residents of long-term care facilities account for up to half of...

5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

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...

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