ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Genet Azmach is a senior midwife and head of the Delivery Case Team at the Kotebe Health Center where she has been serving for the past 8 years. She has been providing lifesaving maternal health services assisting pregnant women and giving sexual and reproductive health services against all odds.
This guidance is a living document that is being updated as new information becomes available. The following advice is provided as a resource for healthcare professionals based on a combination of available evidence, good practice and expert advice.
As COVID-19 spreads, wealthy countries are struggling with an influx of patients requiring screening, testing, and intensive care. In addition to national calls for social distancing, providers cancelled elective surgeries, shifted to virtual care where possible, and set up temporary hospitals to handle increasing demand.
Recognition for student midwives
The COVID 19 pandemic is causing huge stress on the health care system of all countries in the world. It is observed that early interventions with optimal Political commitment and community mobilization help to flatten the curve averting occurrence of many cases and deaths.