Midwife for a Day

March 10, 2016

What does a midwife do all day? In Nigeria, approximately one million mothers and children die every year from preventable diseases. Many of these deaths can be avoided if pregnant women and young children received routine health care. To improve the quality of healthcare services and their use by women and children, the Government of Nigeria implemented the SURE-P Maternal and Child Health Project. A research team led by the World Bank’s DIME group and supported by the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is evaluating different approaches within the program to see what is most successful at improving access to care and use of services. Watch a midwife do her daily rounds in this video to understand what goes into good healthcare.