Sexual and reproductive health

Using auxiliary nurse midwives to improve access to key maternal and newborn health interventions in sexual and reproductive health

Summary information



picture of nurse midwife brief

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: July 2014
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/14.22


Who is this summary for?

People making decisions regarding the use of auxiliary nurse midwives for maternal and newborn health care

This summary includes:

Key recommendations from the WHO’s OptimizeMNH task shifting guidance.

Related document

Optimizing health roles for maternal and newborn health (OptimizeMNH)
  • Access to guidelines
    The World Health Organization’s recommendations on optimizing the roles of health workers aim to help address critical health workforce shortages that slow down progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals.