Press Releases > B.C. Midwives Seek To Alleviate Strains On Healthcare Crisis Amid New Negotiations with Ministry of Health
VANCOUVER, B.C., September 21, 2022 - Last week, the Midwives Association of British Columbia (MABC) began negotiations on the Midwifery Service Agreement (MSA) 2022-2025 with the B.C. Ministry of Health. While details are being finalized from the Midwifery Service Agreement (MSA) 2019-2022, MABC seeks to play a larger role in addressing the healthcare crisis by prioritizing increased access to primary care. This includes access to essential sexual, reproductive and newborn services, while addressing equal pay, the increased costs of business and unpaid work for on-call time. With support and demand for midwifery services at an all time high, midwives are delivering primary care services to over 25% of birthing families in B.C.