Systematic Review of Interventions to Overcome Barriers to the Provision of Quality of Care by Midwifery Personnel
WHO CC involvement: Professor Caroline Homer
Professor Caroline Homer, has worked with Fran McConville of the Department of Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) and her team, to undertake a systematic review to explore the effective interventions to address barriers faced by midwifery personnel in providing care.
A previous systematic mapping conducted by WHO/MCA confirmed that barriers are not only professional, but relate closely to socio-cultural and gender-based norms, negative institutional hierarchies as well as severe economic constraints. The work led by the WHO CC led on from this and sought to identify key interventions. The findings of the review were presented at WHO headquarters at a midwifery workshop in December 2015. This work is currently being developed for publication.