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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE 2013

“EVERY WOMAN, EVERY CHILD” : A MIDWIFERY PERSPECTIVE We reviewed all government commitments in support of the “Every Woman, Every Child” campaign and identified action statements along the continuum of care through pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum/postnatal period. We present those that fall within the scope of practice of midwifery below; this data is made available in support of the International Day of the Midwife.

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OF THESE ACTION STATEMENTS:

44% 17%

Cover pregnancy

33% 6%

Cover period before/ after having children

Cover birth

Cover post-partum

COUNTRIES MAKING COMMITMENTS TO TRAIN ADDITIONAL MIDWIVES:

MIDWIFERY AT THE CORE OF THE MDG MOMENTUM AND POST-2015 AGENDA

6,500

2000

1:2 explicitly name“skilled birth attendants”

UNFINISHED AGENDA

3,000

MIDWIFERY

1,500

name “midwife”

BANGLADESH

221

200

160

BURUNDI

CAMEROON

CHAD

“Every Women, Every Child” campaign

ETHIOPIA

BIRTH

PREGNANCY

Ending preventable maternal mortality

A Promise Renewed

POST-PARTUM

CASE STUDY: CAMBODIA

COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD,

MALI

Distribute free insecticide-treated bed-nets to women making second ante-natal visits

46 HAVE MADE COMMITMENTS TO THE “EVERY WOMAN, EVERY CHILD” CAMPAIGN. THE

AFGHANISTAN

Increase the proportion of deliveries assisted by a skilled professional from 24% to 75%

INDIA

Augment counseling services for women after childbirth

MAJORITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL ACTION STATEMENTS ARE GUINEA-BISSAU Increase pre-natal consultations to 70%

BANGLADESH

ZAMBIA

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Global Newborn Action Plan

LAO PDR

AMONG THE 49 LOWEST-INCOME

DEPENDENT ON A HEALTH WORKER, IN PARTICULAR A MIDWIFE, TO BE ACHIEVED.

POST-2015

MDG Momentum

1:3 explicitly

PERIOD BEFORE/AFTER HAVING CHILDREN

2025

2015

Suggested citation: Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Robbert Duvivier, Jim Campbell. Commitments for “Every Woman, Every Child”: a midwifery perspective. Technical Brief May 2013. ICS Integrare. Barcelona, Spain.

Increase contraceptive prevalence from 33% to 58%

MADAGASCAR

Increase tetanus vaccination for pregnant women from 57% to 80%

Staff all 427 sub-district health centres to provide round-the-clock midwifery services

Remaining countries that have made commitments to “Every Women, Every Child”

Cambodia has made commitments that target a wide range of midwifery services, thereby providing a good example of how action statements can cover the whole continuum of care. Cambodia’s commitments aspire to increase:

60%

the proportion of couples using modern contraception to 60%

90%

attendance at ante-natal clinics to 90%

70%

proportion of deliveries assisted by a skilled birth attendant to 70%

50%

proportion of women with access to Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) services to 50%

50%

attendance at post-natal clinics to 50%


ICM International Day of the Midwife infographic