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State of Midwives in Nepal: HRH to Improve Maternal and Neonatal Health and Survival
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH). (Internationell barnhälsa och nutrition/Persson)
Maharajgunj Nursing Campus, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, ISSN 1999-6217, Vol. 11, no 23, 98-101 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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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2013. Vol. 11, no 23, 98-101 p.
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alliance, human resource for health, midwives, mothers, newborns
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-203747PubMedID: 23787538OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-203747DiVA: diva2:637507
Available from: 2013-07-18 Created: 2013-07-18 Last updated: 2017-01-24Bibliographically approved

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