Follow the Data, Invest In Midwives: UNFPA, Ministry of Health Jointly Mark International Day of the Midwives

A virtual event conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Laos under the theme: “Follow the Data, Invest in Midwives” highlights the importance of midwives’ role in saving lives of mothers and babies and the needs for investment in midwives.

While the essential SRMNAH interventions in the Lao PDR have improved from 19% in 2014 to 62% as of the latest SoWMy report (2021), only about 12% of midwives are fully trained by international standards. 

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