Durban 2011: 29th ICM Triennial Congress

The 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives was held in Durban, South Africa, from 19-23 June 2011. This global midwifery event brought together 3000 midwives from over 100 countries to advocate for the critical role of midwives in reducing maternal and newborn mortality, and to share best practices, experiences and knowledge.

Congress Videos: Global Health TV

Global Health TV covered the ICM Congress held in Durban, South Africa on 19-23 June. Videos from this series include interviews with: Bridget Lynch, Theresa Shaver, Lennie Kamwendu, Joyce Thompson, Angela Sawyer, Judith Fullerton, Vincent Fauveau and Joy Lawn, as well as coverage of the Congress opening series and more...

Watch ICM Congress videos on Global Health TV 

State of the World's Midwifery Report: Delivering Health, Saving Lives 

the state of the world's midwiferyThe first report to explore the state of midwifery practices across the globe, entitled the State of the World’s Midwifery 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives was launched on 20 June in Durban, South Africa. The report provides new information and data gathered from 58 countries across all regions and aims to help strengthen the practice of midwifery around the world.

Access the final report and read news and press releases:
State of the World's Midwifery Report: Delivering Health, Saving Lives

Congress News 

ICM Save the Children Every One Midwife Award Winners:

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See Breakfast Symposium Presentation on “New evidence in baby skin care: landmark clinical trials on newborn cleansing methods”. This was presented by Prof. Tina Lavender, Christine Furber and Carol Bedwell, the clinical team who conducted these clinical trials involving two JOHNSON’S® Baby products.

See the video stream here 

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