Desk Report : Midwifery is a new profession in Bangladesh. Midwives are the skilled, educated and registered mother and newborn healthcare providers. Starting from preconception planning to 6 weeks after normal delivery a mother will be under complete care of a midwife. Midwifery services includes all reproductive health care services, i.e.: awareness building, preconception care, family planning, normal delivery, Gender Based Violence (GBV) management, adolescent, mother & neonatal healthcare etc.
The Bangladesh Midwifery Society (BMS) is a professional association of midwives. BMS is trying to provide necessary support to the midwife members of BMS during the coronavirus pandemic. As a small gesture of this today on 22-Sep-20 BMS distributed three layer cloth masks and PPE to student midwives of BRAC University. Suraiya Begum, Principal, Asma Khatun, Midwifery Instructor of Dhaka Center, DMP-2, BRAC University (and Education Secretary of BMS), Momtaz Begum, President-BMS, Sharmin Shobnom Joya, Project Manager-BMS and Sangita Saha Prema, Midwife-BMS were present in the program.