Prompting comment from the RCM was the UN study that has been published in The Journal today, which reveals that there have been improvements in child mortality rate, but the Millennium Development Goal 4 Target has been missed.
Director for England at the Royal College of Midwives, Jacque Gerrard commented on the research saying: “Despite improvements in child mortality, the scale of this remains shocking and still unacceptably high.
“Skilled midwifery care is a vital solution to safe high quality maternity care for all women and newborns in all countries, giving children the best start in life.
“Although some progress has been made it is still not enough, and it is critical that we do all we can to stop these 94 million tragedies from happening.”
The Royal College of Midwives believes that the global rate of child deaths could be reduced through improved vaccination and health education globally, as well as stronger public health strategies that benefit all countries worldwide.
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