ICM URGENTLY CALLS FOR GOVERNMENTS TO PROVIDE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO MIDWIVES

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ICM URGENTLY CALLS FOR GOVERNMENTS TO PROVIDE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO MIDWIVES

Deaths of midwives and nurses are often not reported by the media, yet midwives in countries most severely impacted by Covid-19 are dying because they contracted the virus while going about their regular work. In many cases, these midwives are young and otherwise healthy with their own children and families at home to care for. Their deaths are the direct results of governments neglecting to provide PPE to midwives.

Read our full statement here - please share this message and tag your respective government (on all social media channels) if you believe midwives should be afforded the same protective measures as their doctor counterparts.

French statement here

Spanish statement here

The issues highlighted in this statement are further exemplified through our previous reporting on the first known death of a midwife due to Covid-19. Read our media release here

French media release here

Spanish media release here

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