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Background Papers
  1. Arulkumaran S. Organization of midwifery services in Sri Lanka
  2. Associação Portuguesa dos Enfermeiros Obstetras. Overview of midwifery in Portugal
  3. Columbia R and Wexler R. Midwifery in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  4. Hilda B. The State of Chile’s Midwifery
  5. Labandera A. Midwifery in South America
  6. Lie S. Maternal and newborn health in Norway
  7. Nordfjell A. 300 years of midwifery in Sweden
  8. Panayiotou N and Hadgigeorgiou E. Midwifery in Cyprus
  9. Seguranyes G. The state of midwifery in Spain
  10. Sherrat D. A history of midwifery
  11. Sherrat D. Midwifery in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  12. da Silva AM and Cerejeira I. Midwifery in Portugal
  13. Teurnier F. La sage femme en France
  14. Uz MH and Bassir M. The midwifery profession in Iran
  15. Zammit N and Borg Xuereb R. Overview of midwifery in Malta
  16. Toure K. 2010 Global Strategy commitments pertaining to midwives and others with midwifery competencies
  17. Fauveau V. The key is not numbers, it’s quality!
  18. Cummings R, Chiwawa E and Williams S. Zimbabwe: improving midwifery skills in rural areas
  19. Stevenson D and Campbell J. Translating policy into practice: lessons from Zambia
  20. Carr C, Currie S and Shalla U. Pre-service midwifery education in Tanzania
  21. Friedman H. How much does it cost to educate midwives?
  22. Friedman H and Liang M. Costs of pre-service midwifery education
  23. Ghérissi A, Brown JM and El-Adawy M. Midwifery education in North Africa and the Middle East
  24. Ghérissi A. Tunisia’s evolving midwifery education programme
  25. ten Hoope-Bender P. Transformative Education
  26. Lal G. South Sudan launches three-year direct entry diploma in midwifery
  27. Lugina H and Maclean G. Promoting midwifery research in Africa
  28. Sebikali B and Murphy C. Strengthening pre-service education system for midwives and nurses in Mali and Rwanda
  29. Stilwell B and Arscott-Mills S. Training auxiliary nurse midwives in Jharkhand State, India
  30. Carr C. Re-establishing midwifery in Afghanistan: supportive regulatory and accreditation structures
  31. Colegio de Obstetras del Perú. Sistema Nacional de Desarrollo Profesional de Obstetricia - SINADEPRO
  32. International Council of Nurses. Nature and scope of practice of nurse-midwives
  33. Moyo N. ICM Guidelines on how to use the Member Association Capacity Assessment Tool (MACAT)
  34. Toure K. Regional workshops bolster professional associations
  35. Boucar M. Niger: improving the quality of maternal care
  36. Brunne V. Midwives in the AIDS response
  37. Farooq S. Reproductive health and the political conflict in Somalia
  38. Hurley L. Auxiliary midwives use active management of third stage labour to improve safe delivery in Mali
  39. Namusisi M. Testimony from a midwife in Uganda
  40. Carr C. Role of midwives in newborn resuscitation
  41. Sharma V. Delivery of midwifery services in South Sudan
  42. Sing C, Tang PL and Sham A. Continuous midwifery care team in Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong
  43. Azfar P. Midwives and gender in Afghanistan
  44. Campbell F. Addressing maternal mortality in Afghanistan
  45. Colegio de Obstetras del Perú. Parto vertical en el Perú: contribuye a mejorar la salud y reducir la mortalidad materna
  46. Gandhi M, Bedford J and Williams S. Ethiopia: the effect of cultural context on uptake of facility birth
  47. Hancart Petitet P. Traditional midwives and the reduction of maternal mortality
  48. Jaffré Y. Popular conceptions of childbirth, matron practices and midwife training
  49. Clow S. Out-of-hospital midwifery units in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa
  50. Fung S. Midwife-led Initiatives: Midwife Clinic (CCDS), Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong
  51. International Confederation of Midwives. Midwife-led Initiatives - Mamatoto
  52. Occhinero T. Midwifery led care in Nunavik, Canada
  53. Dao B, Zerbo A and Hounton S. Burkino Faso: Master’s degree in midwifery key to career development
  54. Dolea C. WHO – global policy recommendations on increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention
  55. van Lerberghe W. Maternal health benchmarks
  56. Oulton J. Needed: positive practice environments
  57. Pakenham-Walsh N, Jacob S et al. Meeting the information and learning needs of midwives
  58. Prual A. Compulsory declaration and investigation of maternal deaths in Morocco
  59. Rosskam E, Pariyo G, Hounton S and Aiga H. Midwifery workforce management and innovation
  60. Spero J and McQuide P. Data show high level of attrition in Uganda
  61. Windau T. Stories of midwives from around the world
  62. Edwards G. United Arab Emirates: a survey of women’s views about midwifery
  63. Smith J, Azfar P and Currie S. Midwifery as women’s empowerment in Afghanistan
  64. Ganges F. Midwives and civil society: The White Ribbon Alliance experience
  65. Baravilala W. Midwifery in the Pacific
  66. Dennis-Antwi JA. The State of Midwifery in English Speaking Africa
  67. Hussein J. Who is a midwife? A South Asian perspective
  68. Ibinga Koula R and Ghérissi A. Midwifery in francophone African countries
  69. Lewis D. Midwifery in the Caribbean
  70. Mathai S and Sherratt D. Midwifery in Asia
  71. Matthews Z. State of the World’s Midwifery 2011 - Regional analysis paper
  72. Land S. Achieving skilled attendance in the Americas through strengthening midwifery and nursing.