The State of the Midwifery Workforce in the Arab Region
This report provides an up-to-date evidence base to highlight progress since the last regional midwifery workforce report in 2015 and to project forward to 2030. It includes data from 20 countries that are covered by the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. It is primarily intended to support policy dialogue at national and regional levels, to assist countries in the region to meet the challenges of the health-related SDGs and the universal health coverage (UHC) agenda. Understanding the current state of the midwifery workforce is necessary to allow individual countries in the region to identify specific challenges, gaps and bottlenecks, and to look for appropriate strategies to overcome them.