Noticias

Symposium Identifies Ways to Strengthen Quality Midwifery Care

27 Mayo 2013
Author: UNFPA
<p>Every Woman, Every Child: A Midwifery Perspective.&nbsp; Scroll down to view the full infographic and <a href="https://storify.com/unfpa/midwivesmatter" target="_blank">Storify</a> recap.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

KUALA LUMPUR—Two thirds of maternal and newborn deaths – 3.6 million between now and 2015 – could be averted if enough skilled midwives were providing care during childbirth. How to make high-quality midwifery more available, accessible, socially and culturally acceptable was the focus of discussion at the Second Global Midwifery Symposium here on 26 and 27 May in advance of the Women Deliver Conference. The event was organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the International Confederation of Midwives.

Participants including representatives of 29 organizations issued a statement pledging their commitment to champion midwifery. Many countries have stepped up training and deployment of midwives, but as delegates heard from speakers, there are still major challenges to make services available, especially in poor rural communities. Regulatory barriers and inadequate financing are among the persistent challenges.

 

“Midwives need the space and opportunity to play a far larger role if we are to meet the challenges of the MDGs,” UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Kate Gilmore told the meeting.

 

The statement calls on governments and partners to increase investments in the midwifery workforce and education to accelerate progress towards MDG5, deploy midwives where they are needed most, promote care that is woman centred and respectful, reform regulations and licensing, support professionals associations advocating for midwifery, and collect evidence to address the challenges.

An innovative teaching tool was introduced at the symposium, the product of a partnership among UNFPA, the Intel corporation, the World Health Organization and Jhpiego, a non-profit organization supporting reproductive health education. The customizable e-learning program will use an Intel platform to bring midwifery skills to health workers, including those without online access. It can also be used to monitor and assess services.

Malaysia
Población : 32.8 mil
Tasa de fertilidad
1.9
Proporción de mortalidad materna
29
Tasa de prevalencia de anticonceptivos
35
Población de 10 a 24 años
24.1%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Niños 87%
Niñas 1.16%

Contenido relacionado

Noticias
Aashu Tresa, 32, remembers when becoming a mother was a life-or-death proposition. When she was growing up, no one in her rural village, Misree Kolhi, gave birth under the care of a trained health worker. “Unskilled, untrained birth attendants were doing deliveries in our...
Noticias
Despite years of efforts and advances, full gender equality has yet to be realized. There is not one country in the world free of gender-based violence or discrimination. And in too many places, the burdens of inequality fall hardest on the youngest.
Publicaciones

Tiene 10 años. Capacitada para absorber rápidamente la sabiduría y el conocimiento de quienes la rodean, está lista para convertirse, algún día, en una líder carismática, una trabajadora productiva, una profesional innovadora o una madre atenta, o para desempeñar cualquiera...

Pages

We use cookies and other identifiers to help improve your online experience. By using our website you agree to this. To learn more, including how to change your settings, see our cookies policy.

X