International Day of the Midwife celebrated in Bangladesh
The International Day of the Midwife has been celebrated in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world.
May 5 is the International Day of the Midwife. In Bangladesh, the Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM) and the Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council (BNMC) celebrated the day together with the “International Nurses Day” on Sunday.
Midwives improve the quality of care around the time of birth and have been identified as the “most impactful” strategy for reducing stillbirths, maternal, and neonatal deaths.
About 7,000 newborns die each day globally, or about 2.6 million per year. Midwives can prevent two-thirds of all newborn deaths.