How the International Definition of the Midwife helped in Indonesia

Read about the fight to protect the profession of midwifery in a small region of Indonesia.

Midwives of Togo organize SOWMy process

After receiving information from ICM on the planned State of the World’s Midwifery Report 2014 (SOWMy), the President of the Togo Midwives Association, Héloise Adandogou-dAlmeida acted promptly and contacted the local UNFPA office to obtain information…

Dutch pregnant women wish to have midwife-led care in their vicinity

A recent study conducted by TNS NIPO (Dutch survey agency) has shown that Dutch women wish to have midwife-led care in their vicinity, and choice on where to give birth.

The tale of a male midwife

Jojit at work“I have the same skills and education as a female midwife”, says Jojit Gonzales Binimile, a male midwife from the Philippines. Jojit works in his community in the town of Pantukan in Mindanao, a region in the Philippines troubled…

Launch of The State of Ethiopia’s Midwifery 2012 Report

The midwifery profession in Ethiopia is growing size and quality of service yet continues to face significant challenges, reports a new landmark publication entitled The State of Ethiopia’s Midwifery. The study, launched by the Ethiopian Midwives Association

A Midwife receives the REAL Award

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives. The series continues with a guest blog from AMREF, written by Sharon Rainey.

The REAL Awards, are a ‘first-of-its kind awards platform designed to develop greater respect for and appreciation of the life-saving care provided by health workers around the world'. They were founded by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and…

Quality Education for Quality Midwives: the Mogadishu Midwifery School

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives in family planning. The series continues with a guest blog from Women and Health Alliance (WAHA), written by Eric Otieno, WAHA’s Medical Coordinator in Somalia, and Kate Leisner, WAHA’s Communications Specialist.

In the struggle to increase midwifery worldwide, education and training are invariably at the forefront. Efforts to…

Getting past the “Shamejob”

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives in family planning. We have spoken to Sheryl Alexander and Bernadette Lack, who both have worked as outreach midwives and offer a tiny peek into their work around Family Planning…

Dual Protection for Tanzanian Youth

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives in family planning. The series continues with a blog written by ICM and published on our partner organization's website Child Health Now

Sebalda Leshabari is the Dean of the School of Nursing…

Midwives are the linchpin in the health system

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives in family planning. The series continues with a guest blog from the partner organisation White Ribbon Alliance, written by Theresa Shaver, President, White Ribbon Alliance

Midwives are the linchpin in the health system and save lives. Yet two thirds of women in the poorest, least developed countries…