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Impact of Midwives: A New Study Published in the Lancet Global Health

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in collaboration with UNFPA and Johnson & Johnson, for a panel discussion to explore current midwife-delivered interventions and the impact that an increase in these interventions or a decrease in midwifery coverage rates could have on women and families. The panel will also discuss the upcoming State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 report and the value of this study to strengthen midwifery in low- and middle- income countries.

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Wednesday
Dec. 2, 2020
8:30am – 10:00am ET
This event will be webcast live

Impact of Midwives: A New Study Published in the Lancet Global Health

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Improving maternal and newborn health is one of the unfinished agendas of the Millennium Development Goals and remains a high priority of the Sustainable Development Goals era. The year 2020 has been designated as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in recognition of these two essential professions. As such, the “Impact of Midwives” – a new study recently published in the Lancet Global Health conducted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), and the World Health Organization (WHO) — provides new estimates on the potential impact of midwives on reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and stillbirths.

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in collaboration with UNFPA and Johnson & Johnson, for a panel discussion to explore current midwife-delivered interventions and the impact that an increase in these interventions or a decrease in midwifery coverage rates could have on women and families. The panel will also discuss the upcoming State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 report and the value of this study to strengthen midwifery in low- and middle- income countries.

Send questions for our panelists during the event to mhi@wilsoncenter.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter at @Wilson_MHI using the hashtags #ImpactofMidwives and #MHDialogue. Find more coverage of these issues on our blog, NewSecurityBeat.org/dot-mom.


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Maternal Health Initiative

Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow. No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces. By leveraging, building on, and coordinating the Wilson Center’s strong regional and cross-cutting programming, the Maternal Health Initiative (MHI) promotes dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers.  Read more