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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 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 more

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Task Shifting: The Key to Increasing Access to Essential Maternal Health Services

USAID reports that there are 18 million fewer health professionals in the world than what is needed, and the largest shortages are in parts of Asia and in sub-Saharan Africa. This implies that large numbers of women do not have access to skilled health care. Task shifting can be a key strategy to minimize this gap and prevent maternal deaths due to pre-eclampsia/ more

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