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Baluchistan, Pakistan, Coverage of CMW services, Community midwives, Private sector health care

Additional contributors: Bhatti, A

Subject-Keyword: Baluchistan, Pakistan Coverage of CMW services Community midwives Private sector health care

Type of item: Report

Language: English

Place: Baluchistan, Pakistan

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Date created: March 2015

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3V698D0S

License information: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

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Autor: Mumtaz, Zubia

Fuente: https://era.library.ualberta.ca/


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Saving Mothers and Newborns in Communities: Strengthening Community Midwives to provide high quality essential newborn and maternal care in Baluchistan, Pakistan in a financially sustainable manner Zubia Mumtaz and Afshan Bhatti 1.
INTRODUCTION Pakistan is one of six countries contributing to over two-thirds of all maternal deaths worldwide [1]. A large body of evidence suggests high levels of skilled birth attendance is a pre-requisite to the reduction of this maternal mortality [2].
The implementation of community midwifery has been a significant factor in the decline of maternal and neonatal mortality in Sweden during the late 19th century, and in Sri-Lanka and Thailand during the twentieth century [3,4,5,6].
In recent history, Bangladesh has shown vast improvements in maternal mortality ratios due to their emphasis on propoor strategies, such as provision of free community-based skilled birth attendance [4]. Drawing on these past experiences, the Government of Pakistan (GOP) has introduced a new cadre of village-based skilled birth attendants – known as community midwives (CMWs).
With the objective of providing skilled birth attendance to women living in under-served areas, the program has trained more than 8000 CMWs between 2007 and 2012 [7].
Women were recruited based on selection criteria stipulated in PC-1 (2007-2012); these criteria included the selection of women aged 18 to 40, preferably married, with experience working in their community and an education with matriculation in the sciences [7].
To ensure a geographically wide and equitable CMW presence in rural areas, the program aimed to deploy one CMW per 10,000 population, translating into two CMWs per Union Council – the smallest administrative unit which consists of a population of 20,000.
Each CMW was also required to be a permanent resident in the area from which she applied. The recruits were provided with 18-months of midwifery training and subsequently deployed back to their home villages....





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