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Voices of Midwives from the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka

5 May 2017
Public health midwives from the Medical Officer of Health division in Eachilampattu, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, with a free health care system has much to boast in the provision of reproductive health services. The country’s health indicators are often envied among its South Asian counterparts.

This is a result of investing heavily in maternal health since the beginning of the last century, which has reaped positive dividends in lowering the maternal mortality, to the lowest in South Asia — an impressive 33 per 100,000 live births.

The skill set of midwives play a crucial role here. Midwives save lives and support healthy families and communities.

Read the full story from Sri Lanka's Eastern Province here: http://bit.ly/2pD16pk