Lancet Series On Midwifery Lays Foundation For Improving Access To Midwives
Huffington Post: Lancet Series On Midwifery: Women Should Be in the Heart of Decision-Making
Petra ten Hoope-Bender, director of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health at ICS Integrare, and Sheetal Sharma, research associate at ICS Integrare
“…I have been working as the coordinator for the Lancet Midwifery Series, which was launched in London on June 23, 2014. This collaboration — supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — advocates for developing midwifery services at scale. … Experts have calculated that scaling up the skilled midwifery workforce would prevent close to two-thirds of all maternal and newborn deaths, saving millions of lives every year. … So now we have the evidence. We know the solutions. Now we must work together to change the world. Everyone must play their part to make the world safer for the next generation and for those who bring them life…” (6/23).