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Voices of Midwives

25 May 2013

Midwives from around the world came to Kuala Lumpur in May 2013 for the Second Global Midwifery Symposium. No one knows more about the challenge, and joys, of saving mothers’ lives than these healthcare workers on the front lines of the maternal health challenge.

Five--from Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan--shared their reasons for becoming midwives, their most memorable delivery experiences, and the key challenges facing expectant mothers in their countries. Watch their interviews below and hear them talk about heeding the call to help mothers and newborns through the birthing process.

 

Malaysia
Population:
30.2 mil
  • Fertility rate
    2
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio
    29
  • Contraceptives prevalence rate
    41
  • Population aged 10-24
    28%
Youth secondary school enrollment:
Boys 67%
Girls 66%