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Trained Midwives Critical To Achieving Maternal, Child Health Goals, U.N. Says On International Day

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. spotlights role of midwives in achieving development targets
“Every year, some 300,000 women still die during pregnancy and childbirth and almost three million babies do not survive their first four weeks of life, yet a majority of these deaths could be averted by trained midwives, the United Nations said [Thursday] as it marked the International Day of the Midwife with a call for strengthened skills and investments in midwifery…” (5/5).

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