PMNCH Director lauds Midwifery Report as important milestone
20 JUNE 2011 | DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – The PMNCH Director, Dr Carole Presern, welcomes and applauds the new report: State of the World’s Midwifery 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives: “The launch of the report is an important milestone. Now the great energy and momentum of the launch needs to be taken forward from Durban, through advocacy to secure political and financial commitments,” said Dr. Carole Presern, director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
“The Partnership provided both financial and technical support for the development of this report . ‘It is a sound piece of work which will speak convincingly to those policy makers and decision makers who want to prevent the deaths of women and children through investing in midwifery and the health workforce overall.’’
Below, find the link to the 2011 Midwifery Report and the full partners’ press release.
Press release: Adequate midwifery could save 3.6 million lives, new Report shows
38 of 58 countries surveyed could miss their MDG5 targets without 112,000 more midwives
20 JUNE 2011 | GENEVA/DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – Up to 3.6 million deaths could be avoided each year in 58 developing countries if midwifery services are upgraded by 2015, according to a major new report released here today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and partners. The State of the World’s Midwifery 2011, launched at the Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) underway in Durban, South Africa, unveils new data confirming there is a significant gap between the number of midwives practicing and those needed to save lives.
State of the World’s Midwifery Report 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives
The role of skilled birth attendants – especially midwives – is widely acknowledged as being critical to addressing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. However, recent analyses show that both midwifery personnel and services are unequally distributed among countries and also within countries. The global report takes stock and documents the situation in countries with high maternal and newborn mortality. The report, released at the Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives in Durban, South Africa, is aimed at policy-makers and program managers, development and funding partners and all midwifery service providers.