Midwives are the heroes of millions of stories.
Midwives are the heroes of millions of stories. As providers of culturally sensitive health care, leaders in their communities and emergency responders in times of crisis, midwives are courageous and indispensable. When disasters strike, midwives save lives. They are often the first responders for women, representing the most effective way to avoid preventable maternal deaths. The Arab region...
Yusra, a midwife from Syria
“In my 25 years as a midwife, one of the most challenging cases was the high-risk pregnancy of a woman carrying twin fetuses,” says Yusra [47] a midwife in Deir Ezzor, Syria.  “We didn’t have much then, but I kept both of the unborn babies alive.” Health services are scarce in the war-torn and remote eastern region of Deir Ezzor, but UNFPA-supported mobile teams go the extra mile to reach women and girls regard...
The Tale of Nermin: How Midwives Make a Difference
Starting her career as a midwife in 2007, Nermin Ebrahim has supported women in various rural and urban areas after graduating from the midwifery institute. She has provided birthing assistance in Al-Hol camp, in northeastern Syria and in the maternity department of the national hospital in Hasakeh city, ensuring the safety of women during childbirth.

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