Back 22 September 2017

State of Midwifery Report 2017 in Eastern and Southern Africa

UNFPA – Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office launched the – State of the World’s Midwifery: Analysis of the Sexual Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health Workforce in East and Southern Africa. The process of producing the report was supported by a technical advisory group consisting of Nester Moyo, Seniro Technical Midwifery Advisor representing ICM and several RMNCH partners.

The report explores how a well-trained, knowledgeable and effective health-care workforce can deliver lifesaving interventions in places that are often remote and have poor infrastructure. Such interventions contribute to the reduction of maternal deaths not only in the region, but across the globe. One of the milestone achievements in the region was the huge reduction in the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) from 913 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 445 in 2015, representing a 50 percent reduction, compared to 44 percent globally.

SOWMY inforgraphic 4 ESARO

To read the full report click HERE 


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