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The European Midwives Association call for action to protect our midwives in delivering best care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Joeri Vermeulen 1, 2, 3  
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European Midwives Association, Antwerp, Belgium
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Department of Health Care, Knowledge Centre Brussels Integrated Care, Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Brussels, Belgium
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Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium
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The Royal College of Midwives, London, United Kingdom
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Joeri Vermeulen   

Department Health Care, Knowledge Centre Brussels Integrated Care, Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Laarbeeklaan 121, Brussels, 1090, Belgium
Publication date: 2020-04-15
Submission date: 2020-04-11
Acceptance date: 2020-04-13
 
Eur J Midwifery 2020;4(April):10
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The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none was reported.
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Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
 
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