Back 4 May 2016

What Prevents Quality Midwifery Care? A Systematic Mapping of Barriers in Low and Middle Income Countries from the Provider Perspective

Global research has concluded that midwifery care has a pivotal role in the reduction of preventable maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. The increased access to skilled attendance at birth in the low and middle income countries (LMICs) that contribute to 99% of the global maternal mortality rate, has not, however, resulted in expected reductions in mortality. This can be explained by a lack of quality maternity care. The evidence indicates that strengthening midwifery is key to improving quality of care and achieving international efforts; yet implementation of educated, trained, regulated and licenced midwives remains inconsistent, resulting in a critical obstacle to progress.  Read full report HERE

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