Midlevel providers and the Fifth Millennium Goal of reducing maternal mortality
2010 (English)In: Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives, ISSN 1877-5764, Vol. 1, no 1, 3-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The implementation of community midwifery, characterized by a health system approach, political commitment, task-shifting, close supervision and complimentary roles of midwives and doctors, was a major contributor to the decline in maternal and neonatal mortality in Sweden during the late 19th century. In respect of the MDG5 a causal inference between skill birth attendants and decline in maternal mortality might not be straight forward but more a matter of skilled birth attendance, i.e. obstetricians, professional midwives, other midlevel providers and nurse-aides working in an enabling environment. A health system approach, commitment and mobilization, is a necessity to achieve safe abortions and safe deliveries by full coverage and equity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 1, no 1, 3-5 p.
Reducing maternal mortality; Childbirth; Obstetric complications; Midwifery
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39834DOI: 10.1016/j.srhc.2009.11.002PubMedID: 21122589OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39834DiVA: diva2:396593