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10 facts on Midwifery

Midwives in a training session, India
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Midwives need regular refresher training and support.

They need training to acquire and maintain competencies to provide high quality care to women and newborns. In addition to providing opportunities for midwives to update their skills, governments need to adopt policies that allow midwives to use their full knowledge and expertise in communities, health centres and hospitals.

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