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Voices of Midwives

25 May 2013
Author: UNFPA

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 : 32.4 mil
Fertility rate
2
Maternal Mortality Ratio
29
Contraceptives prevalence rate
34
Population aged 10-24
24.7%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 69%
Girls 75%

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