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The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 “International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” As the world grapples with the grave challenge being posed by the coronavirus that is sweeping the world, women continue to get pregnant, and babies are still being born. Midwives as the primary caregivers are working tirelessly in communities, health centers, hospital wards and in women’s homes under difficult circumstances, often risking their own lives and well-being. But if midwives are ill and dying in a health system overstretched by Covid-19 they will not be available to care for pregnant women and their families. Childbirth is a normal part of life and it does not stop because of a pandemic.