Why are midwives not relevant to the system?

Expectant parents get help and care on the way of the birth of their child from a midwife. Their number in Germany continues to fall. On International Midwifery Day, despite the challenges, there is reason to celebrate.

Interviewer: The Corona crisis is currently making the work of midwives even more difficult. Is today's International Midwifery Day nevertheless a reason for you to celebrate?

Sonja Ligett-Igelmund (midwife): Of course, we all try to celebrate a bit, that's clear.

Feasts and hymns of praise on muhammad's birthday

From Morocco to Bangladesh, there is usually a folk festival atmosphere when Muslims celebrate the birth of Muhammad. Strict believers smell a similarity with Christmas. This year, on top of everything else, Corona spoils the fun.

Corona aid money could become basic income

Jair Bolsonaro with journalists © Thomas Milz (KNA)

Right-wing populist President Jair Messias Bolsonaro plans a generous social program for Brazil's poor. This could secure his re-election – and ruin state finances at the same time.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx © Harald Oppitz (KNA)

Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx has warned against shortsightedness in the fight against the Corona pandemic. It was strange when individual states wanted to secure medicines or vaccines for themselves first.

A vaccine against hunger

The Protestant Church in Germany has called for a stronger commitment against hunger. Every day, 20.000 people die of hunger, said EKD Council President, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm.