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The world needs 350,000 more midwives, says Save the Children, which is calling for more training and education on the importance of their role in saving lives Gallery: The global shortage of midwives One in three women around the world gives birth without the help of anybody who has been trained to help – and 2 million give birth entirely alone, according to a report called Missing Midwives from Save the Children. Often they can’t get to a health centre with trained midwives or other skilled healthcare workers. Sometimes their husband or mother-in-law will not let them.
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Midwives can cut deaths in childbirth, but there aren’t enough of them |…