Mexico Training Midwives In Hope Of Preventing Maternal Deaths

KPBS, 1/3/2013

Baby feet by Flikr user sabianmaggyMexico is re-making its centuries-old tradition of midwifery. These days the majority of babies are born in hospitals, but that hasn’t helped reduce the number of maternal deaths. So health officials are now betting a new kind of midwife, one trained in a clinical setting, may be a solution. The southern Mexican state of Guerrero opened a school in August where these midwives are being trained.

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