Emergency Obstetric & Newborn Care

Cambodian midwives are equipped with critical life-saving skills

No. of pages: 2

Publication date: April 2014

Author: UNFPA Cambodia

Although Cambodia has made progress in reducing maternal mortality by 58 percent since 1990, women still face problems in accessing health services. An assessment found that the majority of health facilities were critically understaffed and many midwives had limited expertise and skills to deal with complicated deliveries.

Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care is an essential compoent in the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality. UNFPA has supported the EmONC improvement plan 2010-2015 to provide training to midwives and doctors on life-saving skills, harnessing a high quality maternal and newborn care programme.