Executive Director Speaks about the Importance of Midwifery

21 June 2011
Author: UNFPA

"Midwives are central to the achievement of all three health-related MDGs — 4, 5 and 6–to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health and combat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria," said UNFPA's Executive Director, Babatunde Osotimehin, in a televised message at the launch of the State of World Midwifery 2011 report. "For our part at UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, we are supporting countries to train and deploy midwives where they are needed."

Dr. Osotimehin talks about the centrality of midwives to the health workforce of developing countries in this short video.

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