El Mundo Necesita Mas Obstetrices, Obstetras, Matronas, Midwives... Hoy Mas Que Nunca! STATE OF THE WORLD’S MIDWIFERY REPORT 4TA CONFERENCIA REGIONAL DE LAS AMERICAS DE PARTERIA PROFESIONAL DE ICM QUITO, ECUADOR BRIDGET LYNCH PAST PRESIDENT, ICM
Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Established 2007 International Board UN agencies: WHO, World Bank, UNiCEF, UNFPA ,Donor countries, Low resource countries Academics and researchers Non-government organizations Professional associations: • ICM - Midwives • FIGO – Obstetricians • IPS - Pediatricians
Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Global advocacy to improve maternal, newborn and
Advocacy Identifying basic interventions to save lives and improve the health of mothers, newborns and children globally
WORKING TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE THIS WORK
Midwifery Symposium (2010) PMNCH 2008 Call for 350,000 more midwives to achieve MDGs 4 and 5 Global Midwifery Symposium in Washington, DC Global partners gathered to review global standards for midwives:: Education Regulation Association Global competencies
The State of the World Midwifery Report (2011) Result of a Global Call to Action issued at the
Symposium on Strengthening Midwifery (2010)
Goal: Increase women’s access to quality
midwifery services Collaborative effort of 30 international agencies and organizations Analyzes data on midwifery from 58 target countries 58% of births in the world 91% of the maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality Biggest issue: Poor data and few skilled birth attendants
The State of the World Midwifery Report (2011) UNFPA Led Collaborative effort of 30 international agencies and
organizations Report: Analyzes data on midwifery from 58 target countries 58% of births in the world 91% of the maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality
Biggest issue: Poor data and few skilled birth
attendants in countries with highest maternal and newborn morbidity and morality
The State of the World Midwifery Report (2011) Call to action: Urges all governments to: Recognize midwifery as a distinct profession Promote a career in midwifery Posts at national policy level Core to the provision of maternal and newborn services Promote midwife- led units Invest to improve data and human resource management
The State of the World Midwifery Report (2011) Calls for governments to develop: 1. Regulatory body 1. 2. 3.
protect the title of Midwife license midwives establish scope of practice
2. Educational programs ďƒˇ
aligned with ICM global standards and ICM competencies
3. Professional associations 3. 4. 5.
Advocating strong midwifery services raising midwives profile and status collaborating with women and other professional organizations
What Does this Report Mean For Midwives in the Americas? The first time in history that global agencies have identified the need for a strong midwifery profession. THE TIME IS NOW! ď‚— To develop a Vision for midwifery in each country ď‚— To develop a Strategic Plan to achieve the Vision
Every woman in the world has access to a midwifeâ€™s care.
Vision: At the National Level.... Who decides the vision for midwifery? Doctors? Government? Women? Midwives?
Where do you want the midwifery profession to be in 20 years?
Vision: At the National Level....
What do you want for your scope of
practice? Where do you want to be working?
Hospitals? Midwife led birthing centres? Home?
How do you develop an in dependant
Develop Your Foundational Principles...
Autonomy Working with women ď‚Ą
Develop a Strategic Plan
How will you achieve your goals? How will you work together? How will each of you participate in the decision making process that effects your future and the future of the profession? How will you work with women and governments to achieve your goal?
Midwives in the Americas.. Central to midwifery in the world. South America has the largest autonomous group of midwives in the world. You have passion, history and strong leaders. Your work and committment today will shape the future!!!
Thank you! Gracias! Merci!