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10 facts on Midwifery

A midwife changes a baby's nappy in hospital, Uganda
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Working in teams with the necessary supplies is essential for midwives.

Midwives need more than just training to be successful. In order for them to provide high quality care they also need adequate infrastructure, readily available drugs and supplies, water and sanitation, communication, and a functioning referral system if complications arise during childbirth.

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