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It's the International Day of the #Midwife!

Midwives do not just attend births.
They also provide antenatal & postnatal care & a range of sexual & reproductive health services, incl. family planning, detecting & treating sexually transmitted infections
There is a global shortage of health workers, in particular nurses and midwives, who represent more than 50% of the shortage.
The largest shortages are in South East Asia and Africa
Support our midwives: They are critical health workers.
Investment in their education and training is vital to ensuring #HealthForAll
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LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros…
"Globally, reported cases and deaths from #COVID19 are continuing to decline, with reported weekly deaths at their lowest since March 2020.
But these trends, while welcome, don’t tell the full story."-@DrTedros
"Driven by Omicron sub-variants, we are seeing an increase in reported cases in the Americas & Africa."
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And others.

"Need to effectively utilize #CNMs has never been greater," says Kohl from

Finding a supervising provider may prove difficult.
Body of evidence has consistently shown that although these barriers do not improve care.
"Time to follow the economics and evidence and remove supervision of practice"

Notes that team based care is the "future of #healthcare in the US"
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1/ It has been an incredibly busy day in our unit today! We have of course been celebrating #IDM2021 with our senior leaders serving tea & cake to all! We are so proud to have such a dedicated, friendly team & we are immensely grateful for the contributions they make...
2/ every single day! Not to mention the challenges that we've faced together during the #COVID19 #pandemic. Their selfless commitment to our local community & our families was absolutely astounding; past, present & we know it will continue in the future
3/ one such #midwife that demonstrated this dedication every day, is Anne; a senior midwife based in triage, Anne has been a superstar, manning triage superbly, promoting safety & being that smiling, reassuring face. Anne received a special #DOM #award from @ShirlpetersonR
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It's the International Day of the #Midwife!

Midwives are fundamental to ending preventable maternal & newborn deaths. But the world still needs 9⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ more midwives to save lives of moms 🤰 and babies 👶.

👉 #MidwivesDay #IDM2021
The latest data from the State of World’s Midwifery report shows the shortage of #midwives is most critical in 8⃣8⃣ low- & middle- income countries where 9⃣5⃣% of 🌐 maternal/newborn deaths & stillbirths occur.

👉 #MidwivesDay #IDM2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, governments must ensure #midwives are protected with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) & prioritized for #COVID19 vaccines.

👉 #MidwivesDay #VaccinEquity
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It's #HandHygiene Day!

Nurses, midwives, doctors & other #HealthWorkers hands 🙌 make all the difference for safe patient care & ensure #InfectionPrevention.

#CleanYourHands at the point-of-care when needed using the appropriate technique:
It's #HandHygiene day!

#CleanYourHands to save lives:
EVERYONE has a role to play to ensure #InfectionPrevention and help stop the spread of #COVID19.

YES, this includes your 🙌 too!

Dear patients and families,
#CleanYourHands to help save lives!

Good #HandHygiene 🙌 is a critical part of #InfectionPrevention. Do your part to keep others safe!

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"Earlier today, the government of the #DRC🇨🇩 announced the end of the most recent #Ebola outbreak, three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu.
I congratulate the govt, health workers, communities & all WHO staff who were involved in the response."-@DrTedros
“This has only been possible thanks to a concerted, comprehensive and consistent approach, using vaccines and therapeutics alongside proven public health measures, with empowered and engaged communities.”-@DrTedros

#Ebola #DRC🇨🇩
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Good morning everyone, it’s @SDonatta on the account today, talking all things #research and #researchnurses alongside @HeatherB18 and @Sammycad77 join us @WeStudentNurse @WeNurses @UHBResearch #HCPnetwork #whywedoresearch
But first #tea . What’s your brew of choice?
My first job in #research was as a #clinicaltrialsassistant during my uni years and I quickly learnt it was different from the research taught at university as part of #nursing curriculum #HCPnetwork
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Today is the International Day of the #Midwife!

#Midwives are essential to the provision of quality of care, in all settings, globally. We thank 👏 ALL midwives for their efforts to save lives of moms and babies.


DYK: #Midwives educated and qualified to international standards can provide almost 90% of services needed by mothers and newborns.


DYK: Women who receive quality midwife-led care experience 20% reduction of preterm births, are 16% less likely to lose their baby, and report higher satisfaction with their birth experience.


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LIVE on #Periscope: Media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros.…
"Ten days ago, I joined President @EmmanuelMacron, President @vonderleyen and @melindagates to launch the ACT Accelerator, to support the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics against #COVID19"-@DrTedros
"Today, leaders from 40 countries all over the world came together to support the ACT Accelerator through the #COVID19 Global Response International Pledging Event, hosted by the @EU_Commission"-@DrTedros
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@debjfox from @UTS_Health speaking about getting the very best outcomes for women who require #continuousfetalmonitoring #FreedomOfMovement optimising physiological processes in order to reduce interventions #OFNW2019 @healthtimes_aus @MidwivesACM
Women want control and active involvement in their births A recent meta synthesis on women’s experience of physiological birth reflects this…
The way “high risk” women are treated reflects pathologisation generally Marie Berg has written beautifully about this and the impact of #midwife care on care of these women #OFNW2019 @debjfox…
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The #DPRK Multi Indcator Cluster Survey #MICS for 2017 by @UNICEF is out. 8500 Households in all 9 provinces including #Jagangprovince (normally closed to #NGOs) and #Pyongyang with 24 hour notification period prior to survey. #NorthKorea
Urban (61%) and Rural (39%) households. Validation by forced re-interviews on one randomly selected household per cluster. Carried out with #DPRK Central Bureau of Statistics. Numbers are credible and match closely with other surveys (at least for childhood mortality rates)
99.7% on electricity grid
98.2 % with TV
30.3 % with refrigerator (19.4% rural)
63% have electric rice cooker (51% rural)
15.5% havewashing machine
75.5% have CD player (68.4% rural)
83% bicycle
18.7% computer/tablet (8.3% rural)
66.4% mobile phone (48.1% rural) (89.7% PY)
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