09 May U.N. Officials Recognize International Day Of The Midwife
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
U.N. officials, recognizing the International Day of the Midwife on Thursday, lauded the efforts of midwives worldwide and “called for greater investment to ensure their life-saving services are available to all who need them around the world,” the U.N. News Centre reports.
Flavia Bustreo, assistant director-general of Family and Community Health at the WHO, said in a statement that midwives are critical to delivering quality prenatal, labor and child health services. “Direct investment in midwifery education, regulation and association will create the necessary conditions for the midwifery profession to achieve its full potential,” she said.