News Archive 2015

18 December 2015
French speaking GAP Analysis workshop held in Dakar

GAP Analysis workshop for the ICM/UNFPA project ‘Strengthening midwifery in French speaking Africa’

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17 December 2015
Call for Proposals: Midwifery Symposium 'Young Midwives in the Lead'

UNFPA and partners are offering thirty scholarships to fund young midwives with leadership potential to attend.

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17 December 2015
IV ACL Congress, the XV FAME Congress and the II ICM Southern European Region Conference

"Listening to women, thinking as midwives"May 26, 27 and 28, 2016 in Tarragona, Spain.

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7 December 2015
31st ICM Triennial Congress 2017

Call for abstracts and registration for the ICM 31st Triennial Congress 2017 now open!

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3 December 2015
Uruguayan Midwives Association´s Board Sharing Wonderful News

Uruguayan Midwives Association advancing midwifery in the country. Read about the Uruguayan Association's wonderful achievements. 

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17 November 2015
Online Consultation towards the Development of WHO Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery

Consultation now open for a draft Strategy which will be available online until 30 November 2015.

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17 November 2015
New UNFPA Report on Midwifery Workforce in the Arab Region

A report released this month by UNFPA (Arab States Regional Office) analyses the situation of the midwifery workforce…

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16 November 2015
Arab States Workshop on Midwifery Workforce in Cairo

A 3 day Arab States Workshop on Midwifery Workforce is being held in Cairo between the 15-17 November 

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28 October 2015
Indonesian Midwives Association (IMA) International Conference

The IMA, midwifery scientific conference 2015 has held in Sahid Jaya Hotel Jakarta, on 7th-9th October 2015. 

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27 October 2015
Call for Applications: United Nations Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel

Applications for members from all regions are required to be submitted no later than 18th November 2015.

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21 October 2015
Making the Case for Midwives in Mexico

ICM has been making the case for midwives as critical to maternal and newborn health at the Global Maternal and Newborn…

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21 October 2015
Midwives Matter, Women Matter

Frances Day-Stirk, ICM President spoke at the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference in Mexico this week.

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19 October 2015
ICM at Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference

Frances Day-Stirk and Nester T. Moyo are speaking today at the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference in Mexico.

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14 October 2015
Paraguay's Midwives Triumph

Midwives' Professional Practice Law passes in Paraguay after Midwives take to the streets demanding regulatory legislation.

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14 October 2015
Argentinian Midwives Benefit from New Law

New law will enhance the scope of professional practice for midwives and regulate their professional work in Buenos Aires…

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12 October 2015
Sanofi Foundation Midwives for Life Award 2016

Midwives for Life Award 2016 is now open for applications from Midwives!

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6 October 2015
Call for respondents: Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Survey

New Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Survey conducted by Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

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5 October 2015
What made UNGA 2015 different?

ICM President at the UNGA 2015: ICM and its Members have an integral part to play in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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5 October 2015
New guidelines to help achieve the SDGs for women's and children's health

FIGO, ICM and global partners launch key actions to help achieve new SDGs targeting global women's and children's health.

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2 October 2015
Afghan Midwives Association celebrates 11th Annual Congress in Herat

‘Midwives for a better tomorrow’ was the theme of the Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) Annual Congress, celebrated in…

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30 September 2015
Symposium: Sexual and Reproductive Health in fragile environments

Symposium about challenges and innovative approaches that have improved the sexual and reproductive health of people…

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29 September 2015
A Midwife for Every Mother

Interview with Frances Day-Stirk on how integral midwives are to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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29 September 2015
Operationalizing Human Rights in Efforts to Improve Health

New WHO and PMNCH Knowledge Summary on Operationalizing Human Rights in Efforts to Improve Health now available.

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25 September 2015
International midwifery partnership to reduce smoke exposure in pregnancy

WHO Midwifery and ICM partnership to enhance the reproductive health of women, and their newborns and families

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22 September 2015
The 70th UNGA - September 2015

Frances Day-Stirk will be raising the visibility and voices of women and midwives at events at the 70th UNGA this month.

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10 September 2015
Day One: ICM Stakeholder Engagement Meeting in The Hague

Day one of a two-day ICM Stakeholder Engagement Meeting in The Hague came to a close after a highly successful and inspiring…

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8 September 2015
ICM Asia-Pacific Conference, Japan 2015

ICM Board members Sue Bree, Rafat Jan and Mary Kirk report on the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2015.

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7 September 2015
Training Course: Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting for Development Projects

New training course from ICM and Southern Hemisphere starting this November.

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1 September 2015
Historic Bill of Rights Case filed in New Zealand High Court

The New Zealand College of Midwives files a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of…

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25 August 2015
The 11th ICM Asia Pacific Regional Conference

A report from the ICM 2015 Conference in Yokohoma, Japan by Pashtoon Zyaee

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25 August 2015
News from 10,000 Happy Birthdays Project in Zambia and Malawi

Synne Holan (Midwife, ICM HQ) reports on 10,000 Happy Birthdays project in Zambia and Malawi.Read more...

20 August 2015
August in Ghana and India - Celebrating & Strengthening Midwifery

This August Frances Day-Stirk visited the first African ICM Member Association and attended a WHO meeting in New Delhi.

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20 August 2015
Chilean midwives defend their professional duties in court

Midwives have challenged the Chilean government  – and won the first stage of the legal battle.

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17 August 2015
Ghana Registered Midwives Association marks 80 years of delivering, caring for Ghana

Last week, the Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA) celebrated the 80 years anniversary of the Association.

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10 August 2015
ICM Vacancy: Communications Officer

ICM is now seeking a skilled and highly motivated Communications Officer to join its team.

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10 August 2015
From the Atlantic to the Pacific

Frances Day-Stirk attends the ICM regional conferences of the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

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5 August 2015
Maternal Monday Campaign Launches this World Breastfeeding Week
This new campaign from ICM's Global Goodwill Ambassador kicks off with making the…
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4 August 2015
Scholarships for WABA 'Breastfeeding: Advocacy and Practice' Course

Four Scholarships will be awarded by ICM and WABA for the BAP Course in Penang, Malaysia this October.

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31 July 2015
Zimbabwe celebrates International Day of the Midwife

This July Zimbabwe celebrated IDM, rallying Midwives with the theme of “Midwives: for a better tomorrow”

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29 July 2015
GAP Analysis Workshop for French Speaking Africa in Togo

From 27 till 31 July the third French speaking workshop is being held in Lomé, Togo.



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20 July 2015
5th ICM Americas Regional Conference in Suriname 2015

On the 14th of July, the 5th ICM Americas Regional Conference in Suriname opened with a spectacular flag ceremony.…

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16 July 2015
New ICM Midwifery Services Framework (MSF)

The Midwifery Services Framework - A 'how to' guide for governments.

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15 July 2015
Midwives Making Policy

Recent study recognises the important role of Midwifery Associations in workforce planning.

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14 July 2015
Midwives making change happen in Togo

Togo’s Midwifery Association, has succeeded in putting the issue of midwifery high on the national agenda.

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7 July 2015
Abelone Melesse New UNICEF Ambassador to Ethiopia

Singer Abelone Melesse invited to become a UNICEF Ambassador to Ethiopia following her…

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6 July 2015
The Lancet Commission on Women and Health Launch

The Lancet Commission on ‘Women and Health: the key for sustainable development’ at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical…

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2 July 2015
CAM's member newsletter is available!

New statistics on midwifery across Canada inside!

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2 July 2015
Meeting of Professional College of Maternal Health & Obstetric Nursing/Midwifery

International Meeting of the Professional Specialty College between 12th - 13th June 2015.

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1 July 2015
ICM Goodwill Ambassador addresses ACNM Annual Meeting

ICM Global Goodwill Ambassador H.E. Toyin Saraki addressed the 60th Annual Meeting of the American College…

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1 July 2015
New Report: Women – invaluable but undervalued

Women’s contribution to healthcare constitutes nearly 5% of global GDP but nearly half is unpaid and unrecognized. 

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25 June 2015
French speaking GAP Analysis workshop in Libreville, Gabon

On the 8-12 June 2015, ICM held a French speaking GAP Analysis workshop in Libreville, Gabon. 

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25 June 2015
ICM in Stavanger, Norway, 7-9. June

Laerdal Foundation’s Helping Mothers and Babies Survive event took place in Stavenger in June 7-9 2015

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17 June 2015
Vacancy at the ICM: French Speaking Technical Midwife Adviser (full-time)

An opportunity to join the ICM team as French Speaking Technical Midwife Adviser has arisen - Apply Now!

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16 June 2015
Nepal: Midwives’ Chronic Needs Become Urgent After Earthquakes

The ICM has been working with Direct Relief to endorse Midwife Kits which are being provided to Midwives in Nepal after…

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16 June 2015
Prime Minister of Tanzania is Guest of Honour at International Day of the Midwife

This year’s celebrations in Tanzania were a tremendous success, attended by special guest of honour Prime Minister Hon.…

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15 June 2015
A Great Relief! Direct Relief's Annual Fundraiser

It was my great privilege to travel to Santa Barbara for an event in aid of the non-profit organisation Direct Relief.

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8 June 2015
ICM celebrating IDM with Tunisian Midwives

The Tunisian Midwives’ Association celebrated their 23th International Day of the Midwife with a congress hosting over…

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4 June 2015
Communique from ICM Board

The ICM Board held its annual meeting on 28-29 May, 2015 at the ICM Headquarters in The Hague. 

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3 June 2015
New Film Offers Opportunities to Help Women Connect with Midwives

Information from the American College of Nurse Midwives

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2 June 2015
Communique from ICM Council

ICM held its Annual Council Meeting at ICM’s offices in The Hague, on May 28th 2015.

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27 May 2015
ICM President Frances Day-Stirk at the 2nd European Congress on Intrapartum care in Portugal

ICM President Frances Day-Stirk took part in the 2nd European Congress on Intrapartum care in Porto, Portugal…

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26 May 2015
Vacancy at the ICM: Policy and Advocacy Officer

An opportunity to join the ICM team as Policy and Advocacy Officer has arisen - Apply Now!

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20 May 2015
Midwifery Society of Nepal in Action

The Midwifery Association of Nepal is running services to provide care to women and babies affected by the earthquakes.

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20 May 2015
Independent Midwives Association of Namibia IDM 2015

The Independent Midwives Association of Namibia (IMANA) with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)…

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5 May 2015
Midwives4all Award Uganda IDM May 5th

Today, on the International Day of the Midwife we honour a very special midwife for her excellence in midwifery.

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5 May 2015
ICM & Sanofi Espoir Foundation Midwives for Life Awards 2015

To celebrate the IDM, the ICM & Sanofi Espoir Foundation are…

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28 April 2015
‘Dreams for Birth’ project for IDM 2015

Share your ‘Dreams for Birth’ and selfie for International Day of the Midwife 2015

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27 April 2015
A Message to the Midwives and Families of Nepal

A message from the ICM to the midwives and families of Nepal

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22 April 2015
Deadline Extended: Scholarships for Women Deliver 2016 Conference

Apply for a scholarship to attend the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on 16-19 May…

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21 April 2015
Partnership for Maternal Newborn & Child Health Board Meeting

ICM President at the PMNCH Board Meeting in London, April 19th to 21st 

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20 April 2015
Association of Midwives of Togo Win Government Commitment to Midwifery

The Prime Minister and Ministers took part in a workshop on the State of the World's Midwifery along with Midwives

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16 April 2015
World Health Worker Week Organisation Toolkit

Global Health Workforce Alliance toolkit helps organizations encourage greater appreciation & support of health workers.

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15 April 2015
RGU International Day of the Midwife Student Conference 2015

Midwives across Scotland are invited to attend a free, student-led conference to celebrate International Day of the Midwife.

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14 April 2015
New KNOV Leaflet on Midwifery in the Netherlands

Newly released leaflet from KNOV on Midwifery in the Netherlands and looks at future challenges 

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14 April 2015
APPLY NOW: Dutch Midwifery Summer School

From the 1st -12th of June the next Dutch Midwifery Summer School will take place for qualified…

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8 April 2015
TO THE MOTHERS AND MIDWIVES OF YEMEN

A message to Mothers and fellow Midwives in Yemen from the ICM and the ICM Board

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6 April 2015
Canadian Association of Midwives - Call for Abstracts!

Deadline 7th April: Canadian Association of Midwives invites you to submit an abstract for the CAM/ACSF 2015 Annual…

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1 April 2015
ICM President at Midwives4All Workshop

ICM President Frances Day-Stirk took part in #Midwives4All Workshop & spoke at the Swedish Embassy.

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31 March 2015
“We need midwives, we need midwives, we need midwives”

ICM at the Global Dialogue on Midwifery as part of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s…

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26 March 2015
Happy News for 10,000 Happy Birthdays!

We are very pleased to announce that our Crowdfunding Campaign during November & December was a big success, raising over…

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23 March 2015
2015: Time for Global Action - UN Campaign

2015 presents a historic and unprecedented opportunity to improve the lives of people everywhere.

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18 March 2015
WHO & PAHO Training Curriculum on Violence Against Women

WHO & PAHO online survey on training curriculum about care for women subjected to intimate partner violence…

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13 March 2015
Add your voice to the new Global Strategy for Women's, Children's & Adolescents' Health!

The new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health needs your views!

 

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11 March 2015
Welcome to the first international Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course and Midwifery’s first MOOC is about to start!

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10 March 2015
Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Midwifery Workforce

One hundred and twenty participants gathered in Bangkok, Thailand to enable an exchange between countries in the…

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25 February 2015
Midwives unemployed in Lesotho

The midwives association in Lesotho urges the government to engage with unemployed midwives to open the doors to midwives

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25 February 2015
French Lancet Series on Midwifery in Geneva

 The French version of the Lancet Series on Midwifery was launched in Geneva on the 24th of…

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18 February 2015
Does the world have enough midwives?

A high-level event discussing the important question if the world has enough midwives will take place in Geneva on Monday…

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11 February 2015
Norwegian Midwives Campaign for Free Health Services

Together with Save the Children the Norwegian Midwives Association is running a campaign for mothers and babies to receive…

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9 February 2015
African Midwives, Have Your Voice Heard!

Over 2000 midwives participated in the World Health Organization survey, but African voices are missing: take the survey…

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6 February 2015
A call to action for health workers to mobilize against FGM

Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by Read more...

6 February 2015
Health bodies demand zero tolerance on FGM

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on February 6th, a coalition of leading…

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4 February 2015
ICM Board Member becomes President of College

Jemima Dennis-Antwi, ICM Board Member was assigned chain of Office as the first President of the Ghana College of Nurses…

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3 February 2015
Canada about to introduce National Midwife Day

The Canadian Association of Midwives and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives presented to the House of Commons…

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29 January 2015
Engaging Midwives to End FGM

UNFPA is mobilizing midwives in the prevention and care of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and has developed a toolkit…

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28 January 2015
Joint Initiative Ended with Success

The Joint Initiative on the MNH Essential Interventions project implemented by three Health Care Professional Associations…

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27 January 2015
Discussing Success of Training Programmes

Principle investigators of Helping Mothers Survive and Helping Babies Survive studies met for a Discussion Forum in Stavanger,…

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22 January 2015
Comment on the Synthesis Document!

GHWA has summarized the findings of the feedback on the global Human Resource Strategy and has developed a “synthesis…

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15 January 2015
Strengthening Health workforce in the SDGs

ICM supports the request of the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative to strengthen the language for the health workforce…

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14 January 2015
1st Ebola Clinic For Pregnant Women Opens In Sierra Leone

A new clinic in Sierra Leone is giving some of the most vulnerable Ebola patients a better chance at surviving the virus.

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6 January 2015
Visit to Lesotho

Together with the ICM Global Goodwill Ambassador a small delegation paid a visit to Lesotho, the host country of the ICM…

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5 January 2015
News from Member CAM

ICM Member the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) shares its news update with the ICM community. Find more member…

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