June 6, 2014
In light of the International Confederations of Midwives’s 30th Triennial Congress occurring this week, the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) takes a look at the 68 different programs profiled in our database that support the work of midwives worldwide. In addition to the concurrent release of the UNFPA’s “State of the World’s Midwifery” which reports on the need for midwives in 73 countries, the ICM congress has featured presentations from hundreds of experts in the field and is visited by over 3,500 delegates from around the world. The #ICMLive congress attracts attention to scientific research and international development organizations working to improve maternal health worldwide, just as CHMI works to attract attention to innovative health programs.
Midwife Programs by the Numbers
Of the 68 midwife and maternal health-focused programs profiled in the CHMI database:
These programs demonstrate some of the exciting innovations that health organizations are finding to improve healthcare for mothers and children. Read more about the innovations that 286 CHMI-profiled programs are using in Maternal Newborn and Child Health for issues including and beyond midwives. The CHMI 2013 MNCH Brief uses academic research to explore the evidence of these innovations with and learn what works.
About the Center for Health Market Innovations: The Center for Health Market Innovations offers free, up-to-date information about innovative nonprofit and social enterprises working to improve make good quality health care affordable and accessible in low- and middle-income countries. CHMI connects people implementing, funding, and studying programs to translate good practices and encourage innovative programs to scale.Photo: Wunlang Midwives with their kits © Wunlang Health