Wilson Center Event Highlights Results From Global Midwifery Survey

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Realities: Results From the First Global Midwifery Survey
Nancy Chong, intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a Wilson Center event reporting results from a survey of midwives. Speakers at the event included Samara Ferrara, a midwife from Mexico; Mary-Ellen Stanton, senior maternal health adviser at USAID’s Bureau for Global Health; Frances Day-Stirk, president of the International Confederation of Midwives; Nancy Kamwendo, a national coordinator for the White Ribbon Alliance; and Fran McConville, a technical officer of midwifery for the WHO. The participants discussed the importance of midwives to improving maternal health outcomes and outlined challenges that midwives often face (3/15).