When their home began to flood shortly before midnight on 15 March, heavily pregnant Tina Patissone, 30, grabbed her 4 children and braved strong winds to reach Secondary School, where other people had gathered.
UNFPA Zimbabwe colleagues Rose Katumba and Verena Bruno listen to a pregnant survivor of Cyclone Idai in Chipinge as she narrates how her antenatal care records and medication were swept away by the floods. © UNFPA Zimbabwe
Displaced women, among them pregnant women, have lost critical health supplies including ante-natal care records, iron supplements and ARVs,which have been washed away with their belongings in flooding across two provinces.
Eswatini’s lowered fertility rate now averages 3.3 births per woman, compared to 6.4 births per woman during the decade preceding the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the Prime Minister said at the launch of the celebrations of 25 years of the ICPD and 50 years of UNFPA.


International Day of the Midwife

05 May 2019
Midwives – and people with midwifery skills – are the main caregivers for women and their newborns during pregnancy,...


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