The world needs more midwives.

The world needs more midwives. Millennium Development Goals include increasing the number of skilled birth providers on a global level to improve maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality rates.   Often when we talk about global maternal and neonatal outcomes, our assumption is that the US is exempt from them.  However, the obstetric care work force […]

The Global Health Service Partnership; Building Global Health Security One Student and One Patient at a Time

In 2006 the World Health Assembly issued its landmark report that focused world attention on the critical shortage of skilled health workers (midwifes, nurses, physicians) in 57 countries and linked the shortage to attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They reported that where the density of skilled health workers is higher, the probability of […]

Hoping to Help: Improving Short-Term Medical Missions

Nurse midwives and their students are among the hundreds of thousands of people from wealthy parts of the world who travel abroad every year to participate in short-term programs intended to improve the health and well-being of people in poor countries. Considering the horrific toll of maternal and infant mortality in so many countries, the potential […]