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Alarming Shortage of Health Personnel in Conflict-Affected Nigeria

The United Nations Population Fund estimates that 1.7 million women affected by the conflict in Nigeria are of reproductive age, and some 276,000 of these women are likely to become pregnant this year. The violence has left more than 40% of health facilities either destroyed or badly damaged, and many doctors and nurses were forced to flee, creating a crisis for women who need maternal health care...read more

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A More Accurate Method for Estimating Country-Level Health Workforce Needs?

An effective health workforce requires not only a sufficient number of workers, but also an appropriate mix of health care providers or cadres. A group of researchers developed a new model for estimating sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health workforce needs that accounts for demographic and epidemiological differences among countries...read more

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New “Global Maternal Health Workforce” Blog Series: Call for Submissions

Functional health systems depend on the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of health workers. An effective maternal health workforce requires not only a sufficient number of workers, but also equitable geographic distribution, diversity in skill, adequate education and training and strong, supportive health systems...read more

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International Day of the Midwife: An Interview With Geeta Lal

To mark International Day of the Midwife, the Maternal Health Task Force’s Sarah Hodin interviewed Geeta Lal, a maternal health expert who coordinates the Global Midwifery Programme at the United Nations Population Fund...read more

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