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Midwives Should Be Placed At Center Of SDGs To Ensure Success Of MNCH Targets

Huffington Post: Midwives For a Better Tomorrow, For Every Woman and Every Child
Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF Africa)

“Celebrated on May 5th each year, the International Day of the Midwife recognises the invaluable role of midwives in health. … As we near the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) process, the International Day of the Midwife is more important than ever. Experience from the MDG process has made it abundantly clear that midwives should be placed at the very heart of the post-2015 development agenda, and access to midwives should be specifically indicated within the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child heath. Without this provision, the international community may fail to meet their promises to women and their families…” (5/1).

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