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More midwives could save millions of lives per year by 2035: Lancet Study

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Increasing the number of midwives and their level of care could save up to 4.3 million lives per year over the next 15 years, particularly in low and middle income countries, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health journal. This modelling study estimates that scaling up the provision of midwife-led care across the world could potentially reduce maternal deaths by 67%, newborn deaths by 64% and stillbirths by 65%.