Enabling Environment, Research, Sustainability

ICM, UNFPA, WHO Publish ‘Impact of Midwives’ in Lancet Global Health

1 December 2020
Improving maternal and newborn health is one of the unfinished agendas of the Millennium Development Goals and remains a high priority of the Sustainable Development Goals era. The Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative has partnered with UNFPA for the launch of a new study — the “Impact of Midwives”, authored by UNFPA, ICM and the World Health Organization (WHO), providing new estimates on the potential role of midwives in achieving these goals.
Access the Impact of Midwives study here
The launch of the study took place on December 2 and featured an expert panel discussion on current midwife-delivered interventions; the impact an increase of these interventions or a decrease in midwifery coverage rates could have on women and families; the upcoming State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 report; and the value of this study to strengthen midwifery in low- and middle-income countries.
Event speakers included ICM President, Franka Cadée, Andrea Nove, Petra ten Hoope-Bender, and Elizabeth Iro.
Find the event recording here