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Swedish Ministry For Foreign Affairs Explains Benefits Of Midwifery

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Swedish initiative Midwives4all to host event in London

Midwives4all is an initiative of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs to spread knowledge about the benefits of midwives and evidence-based midwifery.

On 16-17 March an ideathon (brainstorming event) will be held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

This is the first of a series of co-created events at which professionals, academics and social entrepreneurs will come together to engage in the topic.

In order to make more people aware of the benefits of evidence based midwifery we have joined forces with the team behind the Lancet series on midwifery, the President of the International Confederation of Midwives and other key representatives.

Poor maternal health, including devastating consequences such as stillbirth and newborn death, is an urgent issue to tackle.

With this initiative the Swedish MFA wants to spark engagement and greater discussion on the benefits of investing in the midwifery workforce, as well as highlighting the benefits of evidence-based midwifery.

The workshop will be followed by a reception and panel debate at the Swedish Residence in London at 18.30 on 16 March.

Similar events will be held in April in New York and at Swedish embassies in Asia, Africa and Central America.

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