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New Position Statement: The Enabling Environment for Midwifery in Canada

Midwives are an essential health profession and are needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.  The State of the World’s Midwifery report has highlighted the critical shortage of midwives in Canada and globally. Midwives are not fully integrated into health systems Canada, and it is estimated that an additional 9,000 midwives are needed in Canada by 2030 to meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of communities.[…] The International Confederation of Midwives has outlined the principles necessary to create an enabling environment for midwives and generated recommendations for decision-makers. This position statement describes the principles of an enabling environment for midwives in Canada.