International Day of the Midwife 2016

The theme of IDM 2016 is 'Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery'. Midwives around the world work hard every day to ensure women and newborns receive the quality care that they deserve.

We are happy to share the International Day of the Midwife 2016 Resource Pack and artwork with you to help you plan your the day of celebration.

Let’s use this important day to share the essential services midwives provide - we must ensure every woman and every newborn has timely access to the best possible care before, during and after pregnancy and child birth.  

IDM 2016 Activity: I Am A Midwife, This Is What I Do

This IDM we are inviting midwives to share the work they do using the “I am a midwife, this is what I do” activity on social media as a celebration of midwifery around the world. We would like you to send us a photo which can be active, fun and interesting, and a few words about what you do - make sure you include #IDM2016 when posting your photos. ICM's Liliane Ingabire shares her work as a great example of what we are looking for:

                              Lilian Ingabire 

"I am Liliane Ingabire, Rwandese by nationality and I am a midwife working with ICM as a Technical Midwife Advisor. I am also an educator and very passionate about strengthening the midwifery profession #IDM2016"

You could send a photo of yourself, or of a fellow midwife, holding a newborn or caring for a pregnant woman. Be as creative as you can! 

We look forward to receiving your photos, tweets, facebook posts, blogs, articles and plans for 2016 IDM.

Let us make this day informative, fun and inspirational to women, newborns, families and midwives around the globe.  

IDM 2016 Resources

-         Resource Pack

-         Download the IDM 2016 Poster

-         Download the IDM 2016 Logos - click the images to download: 

IDM LOGO 2016    

-         IDM Social Media Profile Picture: download with blue or white background


-         Download the Twitter IDM cover image

-         Download the Facebook IDM cover image

-         Download the social media shareable images: 'Midwives Care', 'Access to Midwives', 'Qualified Midwives'

midwives care   access to a midwife   qualified midwives

-         Download the IDM Leaderboard

idm leaderboard

-         Download the IDM Skyscraper

idm skyscraper


Best regards,

ICM Communications team

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