Joint Statement of United Nations Population Fund and the International Confederation of Midwives on International Day of the Midwife5 May 2013 - Skilled midwives, with the equipment and support they need, can spell the difference between life and death for close to 300,000 women each year, and ten times that many infants. more
Village based ethnic minority midwives: a human resource solution for strengthening maternal and child healthHa Noi, 23 April 2013 – The official role of ethnic minority midwives will be recognized in the Viet Nam's health system when the Ministry of Health's Circular 07 comes into effect in May 2013. This new Circular shows a strong commitment of the Government of Viet Nam in accelerating progress towards achieving the health-related MDGs and saving more women's and children's lives, emphasized the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the United Nations in Viet Nam at the workshop organized today in Ha Noi to launch the MOH's Circular 07 dated 8 March 2013 on requirements, functions and responsibilities of village health workers including village-based ethnic minority midwives. more
Strengthen multi-sectoral coordination mechanism among all relevant sectors and stakeholders from the national to grass-roots levels - key to ending domestic violence in Viet NamHA NOI, 12 April 2013 - "It is important to have greater synergy and coordination among all relevant sectors and stakeholders working to prevent and address domestic violence. Such a coordinated multi-sectoral response to domestic violence must be well planned and monitored. This will help to translate the national laws and legislation into actions, so that we can ensure that all those who suffer from and are at risk of domestic violence have access to quality health care, safety and protection measures, as well as effective legal services," emphasized Ms. Mandeep K. O'Brien, UNFPA Representative a.i. in Viet Nam at the consultative workshop on Multi-sectoral Coordination Mechanism and the Minimum Intervention Package for Domestic Violence Prevention and Control organized today in Ha Noi by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MOCST) and the UNFPA in Viet Nam.