According to the UN, “since 1990, the world has seen a 44 per cent decline in the maternal death ratio. But despite these gains, some 830 women still die every day from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. This is about one woman every two minutes. And for every woman who dies, 20 or 30 encounter injuries, infections or disabilities. Most of these deaths and injuries are entirely preventable”.
Midwives – and people with midwifery skills – are the main caregivers for women and their newborns during pregnancy, labour, childbirth and in the post-delivery period. Skilled midwives are the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women and infants every year.
Join this webinar to learn about our collective efforts to improve the supply and demand of health services, strengthen emergency response skills and prevent maternal and child deaths.