Midwives’ Voices – Midwives’ Realities

Findings from a global consultation on providing quality midwifery care

by Sheena Crawford, Georgia Taylor and Fran McConville
World Health Organization, 2016

76 pp. 2.1 MB
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/250376/1/9789241510547-eng.pdf?ua=1

This report documents the voices and experiences of 2,470 midwifery personnel who provide care to childbearing women and their newborns in 93 countries. The information was gathered through a multilingual participatory workshop combined with the largest global online survey of midwives to date. It highlights critical issues in the provision of quality midwifery care, describing the barriers experienced as well as solutions to improving care for women, newborns and their families.

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