Share the below messages that resonate with the challenges experienced by midwives, women and birthing people in your region.
The global shortage of 900,000 midwives is endangering the lives of women and newborns. Midwives have an enormous impact on improving health and preventing death — governments must invest in increasing this vital health workforce #PUSHForMidwives: @pushcampaignorg
Reduce the number of abortions from 40 to 25 million
Avert infant deaths due to HIV from 27,000 to 15,000
Increase access to contraception and modern family planning for the 220 million women who lack access to contraception
die each day from preventable pregnancy and childbirth related complications. Midwives, when resourced properly, could avert 67% of maternal deaths and 65% of stillbirths.
To elevate women’s voices in leadership, midwives need more educational opportunities, clear pathways to promotion, and established positions in government #PUSHForMidwives: @pushcampaignorg
Investing in professionally educated and regulated midwives promotes the health and well-being of women, adolescents and newborns and puts safe and effective #SRMNAH care within the reach of more people.
Midwives are central to the fight for the rights of women, children & communities. All too often, they are deprived of their own rights: to rest & self-care, decent work & pay, & protection from discrimination. #PUSHForMidwives @pushcampaignorg
The gender pay gap is sky-high in healthcare, and midwives are unrepresented and undervalued even within health – despite enormous responsibilities, scope and risks.
When midwives lead, women everywhere win. Including midwives in leadership puts women’s rights on the health agenda. #PUSHForMidwives: @pushcampaignorg
of countries surveyed reported ZERO midwives in leadership positions, and half have no midwife in the Ministry of Health. Midwives provide critical #SRHR and life-saving services, yet their voices are not being heard.
…will help to ensure the needs of midwives and the women and newborns they care for are considered in policies impacting their status, health, and well-being.
Midwives accelerate the human rights agenda by ensuring a route to reproductive freedom for women. Simply put, investing in midwives is investing in a profession of gender equality advocates, & the rights of women at birth and beyond.
#Midwives have the potential to bridge gaps in care and reduce disparities through their role in #reprohealth, communities, and providing culturally appropriate care. Learn more: @pushcampaignorg #PUSHForMidwives