International Day of the Midwife 2015

This year the International Day of the Midwife (IDM) is more important than ever before: as the Millennium Development Goals come to an end in September, this is the last chance to shine a spotlight on midwifery before the world enters into a new era.

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The IDM 2015 Dreams for Birth Project in collaboration with the White Ribbon Alliance is now available on an interative world map!

We call on all midwives in the world and our Member Associations to come together this year on IDM to highlight the importance of having midwives involved in the development of the new era. This is why we have chosen the theme “Midwives: for a better tomorrow”. This slogan clearly states that midwives have to be involved in the work to achieve the new set of goals called the Sustainable Development Goals and create a brighter future for mothers, babies, and families. The overarching theme "The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever" will accompany the subtheme of the year 2015. 

You can also take part in the Virtual International Day of the Midwife, a 24 hour online conference on 5th May 2015.

Resources and Posters:

A new resource pack has been put together to support all our Midwives Associations in planning their own IDM event. It is downloadable from the website and was also distributed to our Midwives Associations. The pack contains ideas, tools and information: to support MAs' memorable events, provide a set of messages and images for use, plus suggestions of how you can leverage the media and highlight local activities. It will include guidelines and suggestions for use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogging.

Please note that you need to click on each underlined word to be able to download it in the right size and definition. 

IDM Resource Pack to download.

IDM Key Messages (Messages Fort) in French

IDM Key Messages (Mensajes Clave) in Spanish

IDM Event Poster to download as pdf or as Word.doc for you to insert your own logo.

IDM Facebook Cover photo to download

Facebook Cover photo

IDM Facebook Profile photo to download

IDM Facebook Profile photo

IDM Twitter Header to download

Twitter Header

IDM Twitter photo to download

Twitter photo

IDM Leaderboard to download

IDM Leaderboard


IDM Skyscraper to download

IDM Skyscraper



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