World Health Day celebrates nurses and midwives

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Midwife Chipago Nilimo checks her patient’s fetal heart rate at the Chongwe District Hopsital, Zambia, May 2018. The clinic now has a reliable, life saving power source from solar panels provided by UNDP and NOREPS. Photo: UNDP/Karin Schermbrucker for Slingshot
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Above, Dilma Montero Guallani, 59, is a volunteer in the remote community of Pekín, in the Bolivian Amazon, where she provides early malaria diagnosis and treatment. Bottom, Heiddy Chinari Peñaloza, 26, has brought her son, Esthit Fernandez Chinari, 1, to have a malaria test, April 2018.
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At the Chongwe District Hospital in Zamiba, May 2018, midwives and nurses are able to work more efficiently with life saving electricity provide by solar panels installed by UNDP and funded by NOREPS. Top: Midwife Hora Chipo delivers a healthy baby girl. Bottom: Scrub nurse Philimon Zulu prepares the theatre for their next operation. Photos: UNDP/Karin Schermbrucker for Slingshot
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At an HIV treatment and prevention center in Kunduz, Afghanistan a health worker takes preventative measures for transmission of COVID 19, ensuring services for HIV clients are not interrupted, March 2020. Photo: UNDP Afghanistan/YHDO
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This World Health Day, as global health systems grapple with the pandemic, UNDP is supporting countries and their health workforces to strengthen health systems, prevent the spread of the disease, prepare the response, and recover from COVID-19. Photo: WHO Moldova/Dinu Bubulici

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