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Maternal Mortality

Midwifery Sector News

“Poor quality of care is now a bigger barrier to reducing mortality than insufficient access to care.”

2020 will be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.  Fran McConville, Midwifery Advisor at the World Health Organisation, entreats midwives everywhere to use this as an opportunity to raise the profile of midwifery, trumpet its importance, and campaign for better maternity care and the investment needed to make......

Growing a Family with Dignity

Growing a Family with Dignity – Dr Neel Shah, Harvard Medical School from Narrowcast Media Group on Vimeo. Dr Neel Shah, MD, MPP, FACOG, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Harvard’s Ariadne Labs gives a presentation on “Growing a Family with......
Midwifery Feature Articles

Midwives for Africa – A Call for Volunteers

Life for African Mothers (formerly Hope for Grace Kodindo) was formed following the screening of BBC Panorama’s “Dead Mums Don’t Cry” in 2005. The programme showed the tragedy of maternal mortality in Chad, one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s poorest countries, where in one hospital, at least one woman was dying every......