International Midwife Day today
Published: 11:00 AM, 5 May 2021 Updated: 11:00 AM, 5 May 2021
The International Day of the Midwife (IDM) 2021 is being observed in the country on Wednesday as elsewhere in the world.
The day is being observed as a mark of recognition to the contribution of midwives to saving lives of women, adolescent girls and newborns, sometimes under very difficult circumstances.
This year’s International Day of the Midwife is being celebrated under the theme of “Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives”.
The day coincides with the launch of the 2021 State of the World's Midwifery (SoWMy) Report.
Developed by UNFPA (the UN sexual and reproductive health agency), WHO (World Health Organization) and International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the report evaluates the midwifery workforce and related health resources in 194 countries and includes policy recommendations to improve sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health service delivery.