The State of World’s Midwifery 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives, a new UN Population Fund (UNFPA) report, provides the first comprehensive analysis of midwifery services and issues in countries where the needs are greatest.
The report provides new information and data gathered from 58 countries in all regions of the world. Its analysis confirms that the world lacks some 350,000 skilled midwives — 112,000 in the neediest 38 countries surveyed — to fully meet the needs of women around the world. The report explores a range of issues related to building up this key health workforce.
Every woman, every child (Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health( campaign)
Millennium Development Goals (Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health)