How can the Midwifry profession be promoted?

Around the world, midwives are working to ensure that women receive high-quality and dignified care before, during and after childbirth, and experience safe, healthy deliveries. Yet, globally, one in three women still gives birth without a skilled birth attendant.
Tongan girls clad in traditional costumes dancing at a ceremony (Net Photo).
Tongan girls clad in traditional costumes dancing at a ceremony (Net Photo).

Around the world, midwives are working to ensure that women receive high-quality and dignified care before, during and after childbirth, and experience safe, healthy deliveries.

Yet, globally, one in three women still gives birth without a skilled birth attendant.

We know that investment in midwifery care is critical to reducing needless deaths in pregnancy and childbirth.

This is word on the street about how to increase the number of midwives and improve their working conditions.

Bernard Nizeyimana, Kacyiru.

“Increasing the number of nursing schools in the country will help in promoting the profession of Midwifery.

After the closure of most nursing colleges, the number of nurses and midwives passed out each year has lowered. The number of women that give birth each year increases therefore, more skilled personnel is required.”

Jean Felix Shyingiro, Student at Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

“Training traditional midwives will help to promote the profession. If midwives are trained, many lives will be saved. Traditional midwives are of great help most especially in rural areas where villagers stay far away from the health centers.”

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