The Need for Skilled Attendants
At the heart of the issue is that about half of all women in developing countries don’t have a skilled birth attendant at their delivery. They may have an untrained traditional birth attendant, or their mother-in-law. Or they may be on their own.
Percentage of Deliveries with a Skilled Attendant
World Health Organization, 2012
- Global average: 68%
- Africa: less than 50%
- North America: 99.5%