UNFPA Urges Global Community To Support Midwives On International Day

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. honors midwives as family ‘partners for life’
“The United Nations population agency [Friday] urged governments and development partners to expand midwifery programs and promote an environment where midwives can effectively serve the needs of women and their families. ‘Midwives save lives, support and promote healthy families, and empower women and couples to choose whether, when, and how often to have children,’ said Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) on the occasion of International Day of the Midwife…” (5/5).