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The State of the World’s Midwifery

The world is currently facing a shortage of 900,000 midwives, which represents a third of the required global midwifery workforce. The COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated these problems, with the health needs of women and newborns being overshadowed, midwifery services being disrupted and midwives being deployed to other health services.


UNFPA, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Novametrics have released a new report tracking the status of the Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health (SRMNAH) workforce from 194 countries.



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