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More Midwives Will Help World Reach Development, Health Targets

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Midwives Are More than Midwifery
Stembile Mugore, senior adviser for health sector performance and sustainability at IntraHealth International, discusses the global shortage of midwives, writing, “The world needs more midwives to reduce preventable maternal deaths, to prevent debilitating reproductive health conditions such as obstetric fistula, to achieve an AIDS-free generation, and to give every newborn a chance to reach adulthood and be a productive citizen…” (5/5).

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