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There's a Serious Shortage of Midwives There's a Serious Shortage of Midwives

There's a Serious Shortage of Midwives

by Ann Marie Gardner
January 20, 2011


London's Guardian reports today that:

In order to provide universal access to reproductive, maternal and newborn health services in the 51 countries with the lowest incomes and highest burden of disease, more than 4.2 million health workers are required.

The World Health Organization recognizes the role that midwives play in reducing infant mortality rates and wants to increase the number of midwives. Unicef offers 18-month midwife training programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan right now. You can watch some videos about the program's success here.

Image: Thumb or King Tut?, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from spullara's photostream

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