International Day of the Midwife

‘Life in the Ward’

The first of the series of documents was aired on Wednesday evening in Port Moresby, in commemoration of the International Day of the Midwife.

The series highlight the sheer determination and willpower of health workers, especially midwives, as they push to carry out their jobs in a challenging environment. It also takes viewers on a painful and hard journey with mothers as they go through challenges to get the help that they need. 

PNG urged to acclaim and reward midwives

Today (May 5 2016) marks International Day of the Midwife with the theme “Midwives: health heroes for women, adolescent girls and newborns!” 

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin in a statement said they’re committed to working with countries to strengthen midwifery skills and capacities.

Osotimehin said we must reward midwives who are working in challenging and hard-to-reach areas, where their services are most needed.

He said midwives are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).