Nurses and midwives play an essential role in ensuring a healthier world for everyone, everywhere. These skilled, determined health workers make up the majority of our health workforce. They are the backbone of our shared goals for universal health coverage, and the foundation to our efforts to extend primary health care services to all.
Reaching Each Rung of the Health Care Ladder We work to ensure access to—and use of—high-quality, safe and effective voluntary family planning. We work with individuals and communities to explain the variety of contraceptives and how they work, while addressing beliefs and behaviors around their availability and use. We support facilities and providers in efficiently
The Right Services, at the Right Time, in the Right Ways Around the world, women and their babies are dying from preventable complications before, during and after childbirth. This is tragic because many of these complications can be treated with simple and affordable solutions. We work to increase the number of women who have access