The MEDP Project

The overall objective of MEDP is to help in building the capacity of midwifery and maternal health in India. It is closely linked with the material health policy under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) programme of the Goverment of India which aim at the development of SBA…… Continue reading The MEDP Project

Continuity, change and collaboration in midwifery: from Japan, memories of a midwife at 95 years of age; and from India, news of a new project to improve midwifery education and care for safe motherhood | International Midwifery | Find Articles at BNET

RELATED ARTICLE: Indian midwifery delegation to the Netherlands and Sweden. ICM member association, the Society of Midwives of India, is carrying out a project called ‘Developing inter-institutional collaboration for improving midwifery and EMOC services in India’. The partner organisations in Europe are the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and the Swedish Association of Midwives; and in India,…… Continue reading Continuity, change and collaboration in midwifery: from Japan, memories of a midwife at 95 years of age; and from India, news of a new project to improve midwifery education and care for safe motherhood | International Midwifery | Find Articles at BNET

Drop the Demon Dai: Maternal Mortality and the State in Colonial Madras, 1840-1875 — Lang 18 (3): 357 — Social History of Medicine

Drop the Demon Dai: Maternal Mortality and the State in Colonial Madras, 1840–1875 Seán Lang Anglia Polytechnic University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT, UK. E-mail: sf_lang@hotmail.com Writing on midwifery and women’s health in nineteenth-century India has concentrated on the role of medical missionaries and on voluntary organizations, such as the Countess of Dufferin’s Fund; the…… Continue reading Drop the Demon Dai: Maternal Mortality and the State in Colonial Madras, 1840-1875 — Lang 18 (3): 357 — Social History of Medicine

604 Dileep Mavalankar at al, Strengthening midwifery services

Strengthening midwifery services DILEEP MAVALANKAR, KRANTI VORA and BHARATI SHARMA Over the last few years some states and NGOs in India have developed interesting models of midwife-nurse based maternal health care services supported by needed emergency obstetric care services. For example, in Tamil Nadu, the government has developed a model of primary health care centres…… Continue reading 604 Dileep Mavalankar at al, Strengthening midwifery services

Govt nod for setting up 132 nursing and midwifery schools – India – The Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Government gave its go ahead for setting up 132 nursing and midwifery schools across the country at a cost of Rs 660 crore. The proposal for setting up the schools during the XIth plan was cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. The schools will be set up in high-focus states…… Continue reading Govt nod for setting up 132 nursing and midwifery schools – India – The Times of India

Birth in India: One Chosen Perspective – by Diane Smith

Birth in India: One Chosen Perspective by Diane Smith © 2002 Midwifery Today, Inc. All rights reserved. [Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Midwifery Today Issue 61, Spring 2002.] “There are 700,000 traditional healers and dais (midwives) in India. 70 percent of the nation’s babies are born at home and the dai’s work is…… Continue reading Birth in India: One Chosen Perspective – by Diane Smith