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International Day of the Midwife MarkedA special issue of the Population Newsletter released

The Population Centre of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea released a special issue of the Population Newsletter on May 5, 2021 on the occasion of International Day of the Midwife.

Marking the day the International Midwives Federation annually raises the matter of improving the midwives’ sense of responsibility and role and enhancing the public care for them, and makes sure different activities are conducted to the end. This year’s subject of the day is “Invest in midwives.”

In this regard the special issue of the Population Newsletter introduced the global situation of midwifery service, and carried contributions from the chair of the midwifery department of the Pyongyang College of Medical Sciences and a midwife of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital about the training of midwives and midwifery service, articles on the state of health of pregnant women and nursing mothers and their babies in the DPRK reflected in some major indices, research findings of the International Midwives Federation which claim that improving the midwifery capacity will surely help save the lives of more pregnant women and nursing mothers and their babies, and other things. 

The special issue is expected to help train a larger number of midwives of higher abilities and encourage the midwives to fulfil their responsibility and role in ensuring the health of the pregnant women and nursing mothers and their babies by working with utmost sincerity and displaying a high level of clinical proficiency.