Every year, millions of women and newborns around the world are cared for by skilled midwives. Every day, thousands of babies are born, mothers are taken care of and lives are saved by midwives.

Every May 5th, we dedicate one day to remind the world of these everyday achievements. On the International Day of the Midwife, Midwives celebrate the successes of midwives and focus on recognizing the importance of midwifery. It is also a day to reiterate and call attention to the improvements still needed to ensure that all women have access to a qualified midwife.

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