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Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs awards Romanian midwife

Romanian midwife Zoica Radu (dressed in red) was awarded by Midwives4all, an initiative by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, for her excellence in midwifery and her contributions to maternal and newbornhealth in Romania. “I am very  honoured and grateful to receive this  award and I am also proud that my over  40 years of practice within midwifery is recognized and  awarded by an  international initiative.

I hope that midwives in Romania will feel encouraged to  further  pursue  their important work in order to  provide high quality  midwifery services for every woman in the country”, the laureate stated.

Swedish Ambassador Anneli Lindahl Kenny (third from left) further emphasized the  significance of the  work by Radu: “Ms Radu has not only helped many  women during her years of practical midwifery work, she has  also  been a great  source of knowledge for younger generations learning the occupation.

Her  work has been a  substantial contribution  to the Romanian sector of midwifery and she still serves as an inspiration in her role as a volunteer for AMI  (Romanian Independent Midwives Association)”.

The Midwifes4all initiative is aimed at creating engagement and a greater discussion on the benefits of investing in the midwifery workforce as well as highlighting the benefits of evidence – based midwifery. The global campaign also awards skilled midwives, which have worked to improve woman and newborn health in different areas of the world.

The award, signed by Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström and Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister, was handed over to Ms Radu at a ceremony at the Swedish Embassy in Bucharest on Friday afternoon.

 

*Photo courtesy: Elin Kjellin, Trainee, Embassy of Sweden in Bucharest

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