Research suggests that training local midwives in sterile delivery practices, newborn care, and the management of birth complications, including post-partum hemorrhaging, can improve outcomes for both mother and child. This cost-effective intervention has been used in rural areas without access to health clinics or hospitals to lower the maternal and neonatal mortality rate in these areas. Some countries, such as India, have seen their maternal mortality rate decline as they have dramatically increased the coverage of skilled birth attendants around the country. More research is needed to determine the optimal training methods and adapt them to the specific challenges faced by different regions of the world.
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