Kick-off workshop at Addis Ababa University for Ethiopian midwifery students on pandemic response

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to jeopardize the routine health services provided by Ethiopian healthcare professionals, including midwives. Health workers report that COVID-19 travel restrictions in Ethiopia are forcing pregnant women to give unattended birth at home. Moreover, staff involved in the provision of maternal and SRHR services have been diverted to fulfill other tasks, clinics have been closed, and people are reluctant to visit health facilities. Hence, the need to train midwives in performing their core tasks during these daring circumstances is evident.