Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Equal Times - Why is there a global shortage of midwives and what needs to be done about it?


"Every day about 810 women die in childbirth globally. Every 16 seconds a child is stillborn, and each year some 2.4 million newborn babies die. Midwives can make a difference to these shocking outcomes. But recent research shows their numbers are sorely lacking.

"According to The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 report (SoWMy 2021), the world currently needs 900,000 more midwives. This represents a third of the required global midwifery workforce..."

Read the full article on Equal Times.

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