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Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Realties: Results From the First Global Midwifery Survey by katty : March 17, 2017, 12:50:14 PM
'Midwives play a vital role in the health care of mothers and babies,” said Samara Ferrara, a midwife from Mexico, at the Wilson Center on February 27. But in many parts of the world they face a confluence of stressors that make working conditions miserable: low and irregular pay; harassment and disrespect from both patients and doctors; and little supplies, training or say in the policy dialogue about maternal health. While there is never any excuse for abusing patients, such conditions can lead to poor quality of care for mothers and newborns, as well as burn out among midwives themselves...'

Starting in 2014, the World Health Organization, International Confederation of Midwives and White Ribbon Alliance, with support from USAID, began a first-of-its-kind global survey of midwives to gain a greater appreciation of the challenges they face.

After surveying 2,470 midwives from 93 countries, they published the results in Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Realties:
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/250376/1/9789241510547-eng.pdf?ua=1

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