Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Stories of Midwives from the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood

Stories of Midwives from the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood

Monday, June 20, 2011
Johns Hopkins determined as many as 3.6 million maternal, fetal and newborn deaths a year could be prevented if health services in the 58 countries are upgraded by 2015 and if the women there delivered in or near a clinic or hospital and had a professional to monitor their health during pregnancy and birth and immediately after. Such conditions are the norm in the developed world.

In 2000, the U.N. set Millennium Development Goals that included reducing child mortality by two-thirds and maternal mortality by three quarters by 2015. Many poor countries are struggling to meet the targets.

“Investing in midwifery saves lives,” Monday’s U.N. study concluded.
UN says more, better trained midwives could saves millions of women’s, infants’ lives
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