Births attended by skilled health staff (% of total)
Definition: Births attended by skilled health staff are the percentage of deliveries attended by personnel trained to give the necessary supervision, care, and advice to women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period; to conduct deliveries on their own; and to care for newborns.
Description: The map below shows how Births attended by skilled health staff (% of total) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Switzerland, with a value of 100.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Ethiopia, with a value of 5.70.
Source: UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International.