Jan 11, 2011

Midwife Training in Laos


In Laos, 72 percent of maternal deaths would be preventable with the help of trained birth assistants. There are currently only 100 midwives nationwide. So, after a 20-year hiatus, this South Asian country is again offering midwife training in its capital, Vientiane, and a group of 140 students has already begun its training. Life for Mothers recognizes the vital importance of qualified birth attendants to reducing maternal deaths. In fact, we’re recruiting additional midwives for the Health Center IV in Uganda’s Mityana District. Click here to read the entire article.

Did you know?

Maternal mortality is the health indicator that shows the widest gaps between rich and poor, both between and within countries.

Source:World Health Organization, 2010

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