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COVID-19 is highlighting global neglect of pregnant women and midwives

Midwife Juanita Zarate Solorza following a birth at a clinic in Union Hidalgo, Mexico. Image: Reuters/Jose de Jesus Cortes

Bjorn Andersson

Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund

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