Call the Midwife

Midwives are coming to the aid of Rohingya pregnant women and new mothers in local clinics and refugee camps in Bangladesh.
 
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that 16% of Rohingya women refugees ages 15–19 are pregnant or new mothers—many of whom fled to Bangladesh without having had health care or proper nutrition. UNFPA provides free basic health care around the clock at refugee camps and clinics, and trained midwives administer pre- and postnatal care. There is also counseling available for women traumatized by violence.
 
Next steps include reaching more women and launching family planning counseling to prioritize birth spacing and family size.
 
Source: Al Jazeera

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