Review and Mail Writer
As the world celebrates the International Day of the Midwife, the Zimbabwe Confederation of Midwives (ZCM) says there is still need for equal and fair compensation and a standardised regulation and education framework to promote the advancement of the midwifery community worldwide.
The International Day of the Midwife is celebrated annually in recognition and providing the opportunity to honour the work of midwives as a vital solution to challenges of providing high quality maternal and new-born care in health institutions countrywide.
In a message to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife, Zimbabwe Confederation of Midwives president Obert Nyatsuro commended everyone who has contributed to the work and growth of global community of midwives.
“Happy International Day of the Midwife fellow midwives, a salute to our global community of midwives. On midwife special day, I commend each and every one of you, who contributed to our growing global community of Midwives and the advancement of midwifery worldwide,” said Nyatsuro.
“Today IDM premiered a newly lively short film that images a world where Midwives have received the investments they deserve. What would the future look like if midwives had equal, fair compensation, fair working conditions and protections, standardised regulation and education framework. Happy 100 years of progress.”
Midwives continue to play a crucial role in the country’s health sector who most public hospitals and clinics are understaffed.
According to the Health Services Board (HSB), in 2021, at least 2000 healthcare workers left the country for greener pastures for such countries like US, UK and Australia.