Women on the front lines of health care. State of the World's Mothers 2010
This Save the Children report examines the critical role played by female health workers in saving the lives of women, newborn and young children. The report points out how investment in training and deployment of these female health workers had saved lives and how low cost and low tech solutions, if widely available, can save millions of lives.
The report provides recommendations1. Train and deploys more health workers, especially midwives and other female health workers, 2. Provide better incentives to attract and retain qualified female health workers 3. Invest in girls’ education 4. Strengthen basic health systems and design health care programs to better target the poorest and most marginalized mothers and children.