June 3, 2014

State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 Report Released at ICM Congress

When trained and supported by a functional health system, midwives could provide 87 per cent of the essential care needed for women and newborns, and could potentially reduce maternal and newborn deaths by two thirds. This was among the findings of the State of the World’s Midwifery: A Universal Pathway – A Woman’s Right to Health, a report launched today by UNFPA, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners.

This report can be used as an informational and advocacy tool to help communities and governments build upon progress made and help close the gaps in the unfinished maternal, newborn and child health agenda.


UNFPA Dispatch – Midwives could cut maternal, newborn deaths by two thirds, says new State of the World’s Midwifery 

Girls’ Globe ReportThe 2014 State of the World’s Midwifery Report: A Summary

Video: Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Director of Reproduction, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health at Integrare & Co-Author of SoWMy

Download the Report