by Cassie Moore, ACNM Writer and Editor
Every day around the world, 1000 women and 2000 babies die from causes that could be prevented if only they had a midwife or other health care worker attending to them. ACNM recently sent a letter and petition to US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius urging US government support for more midwives worldwide, but individual midwives can and should take action, too!
This week, the United Nationals General Assembly is discussing the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. Representatives from the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood will be in attendance at the UN meeting to campaign for more, better supported, and better educated health care workers, specifically midwives.
You can show your support for the White Ribbon Alliance’s (WRA) efforts with the following steps: