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Sun, June 3, 2012
Midwife Impact on Rural Births
In Nigeria, the health of mothers, newborns and children have been positively impacted by midwives, as published in the journal PLoS Medicine. A Midwife Service Scheme has been implemented in Nigeria that aims to redistribute the workforce in health care to provide additional services and care to urban areas.

In areas like Nigeria, there are great inequities in services and resources between largely urban and largely rural populations. While the scheme has a number of obstacles that need to be more fully refined, the results are promising.

The scheme encourages midwives who are new graduates, unemployed or retired to dedicate one year of service to rural areas of Nigeria in primary care facilities. Those rural areas are then also linked with secondary health facilities that can serve and provide comprehensive obstetric care. It is hoped that the scheme could serve as a model for other developing nations.

For more information about the study please visit http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/244915.php

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