State pledges recruitment of more midwives

State pledges recruitment of more midwives

THE government yesterday reaffirmed its commitment to hire more competent midwives in the health delivery systems as it struggles to bridge the gap of over 52,000 midwives, countrywide.

Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Dr Faustine Ndugulile said here over the weekend that the country was still facing acute shortage of skilled and competent midwives, promising to meet other stakeholders to deliberate on how best to improve the cadre.

Speaking at the climax of the International Midwives Day, which was commemorated nationwide in Bariadi District in Simiyu region, Dr Ndugulile appreciated the contribution of the midwives despite the challenges they are facing.

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