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No mountain too high: Midwives protect women, save lives

6 May 2019
Najiba works in one of the hardest-to-reach, poorest areas of Bamyan. © UNFPA Afghanistan

YAKAWLANG/SANGTAKHAT, Afghanistan – Midwives serve in some of the most remote health posts in the world, saving the lives of women and babies in settings that are often harsh and resource-poor.

And their work can require them to confront attitudes that harm women’s health and demean their status and value. This courageous work is being celebrated on 5 May, the International Day of the Midwife. Read more