Association, Fragile Settings

ICM Reports First Known Death of One of its Members from COVID-19

17 March 2020

Pictured above – Seyedeh Azamat Mousav – the first known midwife to die from Covid-19

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is reporting the first known Covid-19-related death of a midwife belonging to one of ICM’s Member Associations. Seyedeh Azamat Mousav, a BSc midwife and mother working in Northern Iran, died on Friday, March 13th after repeated contact with multiple pregnant women in her care who were infected with the virus. This news comes as midwives around the world are risking their own health and safety to support pregnant women, babies, and their families amidst this global pandemic.

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