midwifery in Iraq


War zone midwives deliver
Right after the fall of Bagdad, a midwife of my aquaintance went to try to get health services up and running. It was hoped that bringing midwifery services would improve an already abysmal infant and maternal mortality rate. Instead, as is sadly typical, the health ministry decided to force women into hospitals without being sure that there were either enough hospitals or enough trained birth attendants for those hospitals. so very very sad, and history if studied would have shown the futility of that approach.

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