Midwifery Workforce Management and Innovation

2011, Background document for The State of the World’s Midwifery 2011

Global Health Workforce Alliance: Ellen Rosskam, George Pariyo, Sennen Hounton and Hirotsugu Aiga

Publication details

Number of pages: 11
Publication date: June, 2011


This paper focuses on three overarching aspects essential to midwifery workforce management: managing entry to the workforce, managing stay in the workforce, and managing exit from the workforce. Various factors influence midwifery recruitment (i.e. entry to the workforce), retention (i.e. staying in the workforce), and motivation to prevent exit from the midwifery workforce.