Editorial Board

Save Lives, Train Midwives

New research on the cost-effectiveness of expanding midwifery care as a way to reduce maternal and infant death demands a reprioritizing of maternal health spending.
For being a life-saver.

In the world's poorest countries, childbirth remains perilous for both mother and baby. Nearly 300,000 women a year die during pregnancy or delivery, and 5.5 million infants are stillborn or die within a month. The presence of a skilled birth attendant could prevent most of these deaths.

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