The initiative is hoping to prompt greater discussions within midwifery based on the benefits that surrounds the profession and to highlight the shortage of midwives in some countries.
According to Midwives4all, 2013 saw 289,000 women and babies die through complications during childbirth worldwide that could have been prevented.
Midwives4all aims to bring midwives and other healthcare professionals together to promote that the profession saves lives and become part of an “agent of change”.
Reporting to the Swedish parliament, Collegium Medicum said that “of 651 cases of women who died in childbirth, 400 could have been saved if they had adequate access to a midwife.”
The organisation has now introduced a new social media campaign called #Thunderclap to encourage midwives to show their support that “Every woman has the right to survive pregnancy. Speak up for the women and children who can’t #Midwives4all.”
The campaign aims to encourage change so that more women and children have a chance of survival.
Midwives can show their support through Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #Midwives4all.
More information is available on their website here.
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