Today marks International Day of The Midwife where the efforts of midwives globally are recognised for the care they provide to mothers and newborns. This year’s event has the theme, follow the data: Invest in midwives.
The theme is in line with the launch of the 2021 State of the World's Midwifery Report, co-led by The United Nations Population Fund, The World Health Organisation and The International Confederation of Midwives. The report is packed full of the most current data and evidence on the impact of midwives on maternal and newborn health outcomes and the return on investment of midwives.
What is Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day and when and why do we observe its existence?
Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day is an event that takes place in the second week of February, but, more specifically, on 12th February every year. You may be surprised or even confused that such a day or event exists, but upon further reading and education, this day is, in our eyes, incredibly important and valuable, for people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations.