News Archive 2011
21 December 2011: Registration is now open for the ICM Asia Pacific Conference 2012 'For the health of women and children: Let's take action'. Many countries in the Asia Pacific region have some of the world's worst maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity rates and this conference supports the midwives of Vietnam in highlighting the need to further develop midwifery in the region. Read more...
20 December 2011: A joint statement on promoting midwifery services in India has been published by ngos supporting India's efforts to achieve Millenium Development Goal 5. Read more...
12 December 2011: Robin Lim, an American midwife has been named as CNN Hero of the Year for her work helping thousands of poor Indonesian women have a healthy pregnancy and birth. 'Every baby's first breath on earth should be healthy and strong. Every birth could be safe and loving. But our world is not there yet'. Read more ...
Messages from the World Health Assembly - Geneva, 16-24 May 2011
WRA: Breaking the Silence on Stillbirths Lire en Français
Campaign to end fistula: Spring Update
Photographs from 20+ countries celebrating IDM 2011
IDM 2011 events around the world
More IDM news and photos on Facebook.
Read IDM news from PMNCH (30+ IDM 2011 stories)
ICM President's Message:
Video message from ICM President Bridget Lynch in Afghanistan
ICM President Bridget Lynch speaks at World Health Assembly
Time to Make the Promise of Equality a Reality - Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women
UNFPA-UNICEF press release: Decreases in FGM/C
Midwifery Association Pakistan President Imtiaz Kamal recognised as one of top 100 most inspiring people delivering for girls and women: “Women Deliver 100”
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British Journal of Midwifery: The Midwifery Practice Awards 2011
The Regional Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction (GTR) E-Bulletin (no.3)
Grupo de Trabajo Regional para la Reducción de la Mortalidad Materna (GTR) BOLETÍN INFORMATIVO NRO. 3 de 2011
WRA Call to Action: International Womens Day 2011
ARB Appel a l'action: Journée Internationale de la Femme 2011
Merlin’s Hands Up For Health Workers campaign calls on world leaders to commit to urgent investment in health workers in crisis countries, demanding they get the training, equipment, pay and support they need. Without this we argue thousands of people will continue to die needlessly and global health targets will not be met. Please join our campaign and raise your hand for a health worker today. To find out more about Merlin please visit: www.merlin.org.uk
SYMPOSIUM: Strengthening Midwifery
On 5-6 June 2010, ICM and UNFPA in collaboration with partner organisations WHO, GHWA, JHPIEGO, FIGO, UNICEF, and the World Bank organised an international symposium in Washington D.C. Read more...
Read the latest ICM Newsletter (Volume 3 2010)
Laos: Midwife Training Resumes After 20 Years. Read the full story here...