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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.




2021 State of the World's Midwifery

The State of the World's Midwifery 2021 | United Nations Population Fund (

The world is currently facing a shortage of around 900,000 midwives, with COVID-19 further exacerbating the situation as many have been redeployed to help plug vital gaps in other health services, according to a new United Nations report. Midwives do not just attend births, they also provide antenatal and postnatal care and a range of sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, detecting and treating sexually transmitted infections, and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents, all while ensuring respectful care and upholding women’s rights.

Direct Link to Full 80-Page 2021 Report:


4-Page Executive Summary:

State of the World’s Midwifery 2021: Executive summary | United Nations Population Fund (

Source: WUNRN – 20.09.2021


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