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Type Journal Article - Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
Title State of Midwives in Nepal: HRH to Improve Maternal and Neonatal Health and Survival
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Volume 11
Issue 23
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
URL http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/366
Abstract
Improving health and survival of mothers and newborns depends on the delivery of evidence-based cost effective interventions through a skilled care provider. Evidence suggests that midwives are compassionate skilled care providers to mothers, and ensuring these skilled human resources is a key to progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. With this in mind, this article analyses the state of midwifery in Nepal and what strategies are needed to ensuretheir accessibility and availability. In Nepal, as a result of community mobilization through Female Community Health Volunteers for birth preparedness and complication readiness, there has been a demand for skilled care at birth. However the supply of skilled birth attendants has been inadequate both in terms of number as well as quality of care.

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