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10 facts on Midwifery

A nurse teaching a new mother how to breastfeed, Lebanon
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WHO advises countries on how to support midwives

WHO works with countries to ensure that midwifery issues are addressed in national health strategies and plans. WHO encourages countries to better recognize midwifery as a profession and support midwives as an essential pillar of the maternal and newborn healthcare workforce.

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