Midwifery education in low income countries on the rise

Midwives have long been recognised as vital to reducing maternal and infant death rates across the world, but who is helping midwives to be midwives?

The State of the World’s Midwifery Report in 2011 and 2014 has recognised three key pillars needed to establish and support the global midwifery workforce. These pillars are education, regulation and association.

New research has looked at whether access to these pillars has changed since the 2011 report, and the results are mostly positive.

Caroline Homer, Professor of Midwifery at the University of Technology Sydney speaks to Ellen Leabeater.

Image: UMWomen on Flickr.

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