The state of the world’s midwifery 2011: delivering health, saving lives

Campbell, Jim, Fauveau, Vincent, ten Hoope-Bender, Petra, Matthews, Zoë and McManus, Joanne UNFPA (2011) The state of the world’s midwifery 2011: delivering health, saving lives, New York, US, United Nations Population Fund, 179pp.


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Increasing women's access to quality midwifery has become a focus of global efforts to realize the right of every woman to the best possible health care during pregnancy and childbirth. A first step is assessing the situation.

The State of World's Midwifery 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives, supported by 30 partners, provides the first comprehensive analysis of midwifery services and issues in countries where the needs are greatest.

The report provides new information and data gathered from 58 countries in all regions of the world. Its analysis confirms that the world lacks some 350,000 skilled midwives - 112,000 in the neediest 38 countries surveyed - to fully meet the needs of women around the world. The report explores a range of issues related to building up this key health workforce.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780897149952 (paperback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Social Statistics & Demography
ePrint ID: 344823
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2012 17:03
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:26

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