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WATCH LIVE! Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities report launch and discussions

The first-ever, ground breaking global survey of midwives conducted by International Confederation of Midwives, World Health Organisation and White Ribbon Alliance. To celebrate the US launch of Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities, we encourage you to share key findings from the report and your own knowlegde and experiences about midwives and midwifery. 

Every year, an estimated 3030,000 women die while giving birth and 2.7 million newborns die during the first  28 days of life, many from preventable causes. Midwifery - the skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate care provided throughout pregnancy and childbirth - plays a vital role in preventing these deaths, but only when it is of quality and provided by midwives educated and regulated to international standards. 

Details about the launch and discussion

WHEN/WHERE: 27 February, 9:30 – 11:30 AM EST | The Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.

WHAT: A discussion about the voices and realities of midwives working to bring quality, respectful care for women, newborns, families, and communities. 

The Midwives' voices, midwives' realities report 2016 will also be launched during the event.

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