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Midwifery as Decent Work- An Analysis

Publisher: SEWA Academy
Categories: Women Empowerment
Book Type: pdf
Book Size: 878.45 KB | ISBN(13): 1240000000024

This briefing is a summary of research in India into the role of “Dais” or midwives. The aim of the research was to investigate whether Dais’ expanded role as community health workers has improved their employment status and income and contributed to lowering maternal and infant mortality. The research was carried out from June to August 2006 by the SEWA Academy Research Unit for SOLIDAR’s Jobs Jobs Jobs Project. The study involved interviews with 75 midwives working in villages of Ahmedabad district in Gujarat (western India).

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