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Table 3 Summary of results

From: Midwives’ challenges and factors that motivate them to remain in their workplace in the Democratic Republic of Congo—an interview study

Main category: Loving one’s work makes it worthwhile to remain in one’s workplace, despite a difficult work environment and low professional status.
Generic categories Subcategories
Midwifery is not just a profession; it’s a calling Saving lives through midwifery skills
Building relationships with the women and the community
Professional pride
Unsupportive organisational system Insufficient work-related security
No equitable remuneration system
Hierarchical management structures
Inadequate pre-conditions of the work environment Lack of resources and equipment
Insufficient competence for difficult working conditions