The Global Midwives’ Hub 

Advocacy, Education, Research
Direct Relief, ICM
Last Edited 4 January 2024 09:52 CET
A midwife Hotaru Tsuchida and Yuka Yamamoto a midwifery university student prepare to help with delivery at Aiiku Hospital in Tokyo, Japan.

The Global Midwives’ Hub is a digital data resource where midwives and midwives’ associations can discover information about the state of their profession and the need for safe delivery services. This information will help them to advocate for a midwife-led continuity of care and to strengthen maternal and newborn health services within their countries and regions.

Data is easy to download and use in multiple formats. It is suitable to produce maps, data visualisations, and other analyses.  The types of information found in the Global Midwives’ Hub includes:

  • Demographics
  • Health Coverage
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Midwifery Workforce
  • National Health Policies
  • Population

Developed by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and Direct Relief, the Global Midwives’ Hub is designed with input from midwives themselves, and displays data generated by the midwifery profession as well as official global sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).