Health / Emotional and sexual life - - MENA region

Midwives on the front line: Delivering midwifery services in difficult times

02.07.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

The impact of crises on women and children is well documented, with high rates of maternal, neonatal and child mortality and morbidity due to poor access to sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health (SRMNAH) services.

This report is the output from a data collection exercise in six Arab states currently affected by humanitarian crises: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. UNFPA country offices coordinated the data collection, in consultation with relevant national stakeholders such as government, private sector providers, NGOs and professional organisations, with the aim of understating how the crises had affected the need for SRMNAH services and the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of midwives and other SRMNAH workers. The report provides several recommendations on risk reduction and improving resilience in such humanitarian disasters.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Andrea Nove , Aferdita Bytyqi , Martin Boyce , Sofia Castro Lopes
  • Publishing house : United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 37
  • Language : English and arabic


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