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Back 31 May 2014

Voices of Midwives – A New World Record

‘Voices of Midwives’, a truly spectacular curtain-raiser for the ICM Congress, gathered 1563 midwives from over 100 countries, who sang along a 30 piece orchestra to raise awareness for midwifery. The world record was set for the highest number of midwives singing together! It was a beautiful and sunny day, and midwives from all over the world showed up dressed in their country colours, waving their national flags, clapping loudly, and singing along cheerfully. The air was filled with happiness, laughter and fun, and an atmosphere of joy and unity was felt by everyone in the park. Midwives from different countries who had become friends during past congresses greeted each other with hugs and smiles, songs and laughs – this was an inspiring event and opening to the Congress that couldn’t have been missed. Read the full update here

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Photo: Josef Rabara/ICM

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