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5 May 2017 - 5 May 2017

Malawi

5 May: International Day of the Midwife

5 May: International Day of the Midwife
Midwives – and people with midwifery skills – are the main caregivers for women and their newborns during pregnancy, labour, childbirth and in the post-delivery period. Skilled midwives  are the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women and infants every year.

Yet there are massive midwife shortages around the world. UNFPA works at the global, regional and national level to scale up midwifery services, supporting training efforts and providing supplies and materials to midwifery institutions.

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8 March 2017 - 8 March 2017

Malawi

8 March: International Women's Day

8 March: International Women's Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world. UNFPA’s work expands the possibilities for women and girls to lead healthy and productive lives.

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11 July 2016 - 11 July 2016

Mangochi

World Population Day 2016

Every year, 11th July is World Population Day. The 2016 WPD theme is ‘investing in teenage girls’. The theme has been selected considering that teenage girls around the world face more and greater challenges than their male counterparts.

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