News Archive 2016

20 December 2016
End of year message from the President

Seasons Greetings! Meilleurs Voeux! Felices Fiestas!

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6 December 2016
YMLs Programme: Establishing a Culture of Leadership

12 Young Midwifery Leaders from Americas, Africa and Asia are attending a leadership training in Abu Dhabi

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5 December 2016
....And the Winners are.......

Mid this year, ICM announced three awards - The Marie Goubran, Research and Education. We are happy to present the winners…

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1 December 2016
ICM Inaugural Goodwill Ambassador: Unsung Heroin

ICM's INaugural Ambassador HE Toyin Saraki, was on 30th November named as one of the Seven Unsung Heroes Globally.

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29 November 2016
Call for abstracts: The Virtual International Day of the Midwife 2017

The VIDM is an annual free 24-hour online international conference celebrating midwifery and…

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25 November 2016
"To be the voice of families, midwives need good leadership - ICM President

In the month of October, the ICM President, Frances Day-Stirk participated in a Leadership Programme in Guinea Conackry…

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24 November 2016
"Together We Can!": Amplifying the voices of healthcare professionals

The healthcare professionals - ICM, FIGO, ICN and PIA have join hands to launch the "Together We Can Campaign"

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21 November 2016
Sponsorship opportunity: Safe Motherhood and Development Fund

Available sponsorship for the 31st ICM Congress in Toronto from the Safe Motherhood and Development Fund

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21 November 2016
Opportunité de bourses: Fonds de développement et pour une maternité sans risque

Opportunité de bourses pour le 31éme Congress Triennal de l'ICM á Toronto de Dévelopment et pour une Maternité sans risque

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21 November 2016
Opportunidad de patrocinio: Fondo para la Maternidad Segura y el Desarrollo

El Fondo para la Maternidad Segura se…

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28 October 2016
Meet Magbule Elezi: YML and President of Kosovo Association of Midwives

Magbule Elezi-YML & President, Kosovo Associaiton of Midiwives; echos her voice on strategies & vision ensuring the association…

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26 October 2016
Voices and realities from "Zebra midwives"

Yoana Stancheva, a YML shares her 'voice' about Bulgarian midwives & her 'Zebra midwives which is the only midwifery practice…

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13 October 2016
Midwives' Voices, Midwives Realities report launched

The first-ever, ground breaking globl survey of midwives conducted by WHO, ICM & WRA has been released today, 13 October…

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12 October 2016
Report on Midwives voices and realities to be launched

Largest global survey of midwives reveals stark realities for midwives everywhere to be launched in Geneva on 13 October,…

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10 October 2016
Adopting ICM Annual Report, gearing up for 2017 Congress and strategising for Global Health 2030

The months of June-July saw me in the Hague, Toronto and Glasgow

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10 October 2016
Advancing midwifery agenda in different forums

In September I visited China, Hong Kong and Bulgaria, sharing ICM achievements and discussing on how to use the emerging…

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5 October 2016
Nurses and Midwives for Universal Health Coverage

ICM Vice President, Prof. Address Malata presented a paper on Improving Access to Quality…

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23 September 2016
Healthy Start: Calling all midwives, nurses and doctors!

Join midwives, nurses, doctors and other health professionals around the world by taking…

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22 September 2016
Lancet Series: Maternal Health 2016

Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are…

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16 September 2016
Strengthening midwifery education to save the lives of mothers and newborns

ICM and Sanofi Espoir Foundation are embarking at implementing a project aimed at strengthening…

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6 September 2016
Arab States Regional Midwifery Network Meeting a success!

The Arab States midwives have formed a regional network to strengthen midwifery in the region 

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23 August 2016
Counting and reviewing every birth and death is key to preventing future tragedies

Our partner WHO has launched 3 publciations to help countires improve their data on stillbirths…

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22 August 2016
Using global platform to amplify YMLs voices

Sandra Rumi, Young Midwife Leader (YML) from Bangladesh has been selected to participate…

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19 August 2016
Laurence Monteiro: Juggling different hats

ICM Board Member, Laurence Monteiro has been elected as Pobè Municipal Councilor 

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4 August 2016
Welcome to our new Associate Member - Mexican Midwifery Association!

The Mexican Midwifery Association (Asociacion Mexicana de Perteria -AMP) joins the ICM as an associate member! 

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29 July 2016
CALL FOR EDUCATION PROPOSALS

The ICM Education Award seeks to recognize midwives who created innovative and original educational programs (Available…

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28 July 2016
CALL FOR NOMINEES: MARIE GOUBRAN AWARD

ICM inpartnership with Johnson and Johnson are happy to announce the Marie Goubran memorial award is now open (Spanish…

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28 July 2016
CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

Call for research proposals is now open. Research is the foundation of ICM 3 pillars and lifeblood of any vibrant profession.…

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27 July 2016
To be a midwife

A young Engennering student, Asmaa AbdulMajeed Thabit paid tribute to all midwives by composing a special poem 

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5 July 2016
Communiqué June 2016 ICM Board Meeting

The ICM Board held its annual meeting on 28-30 June 2016 in The Hague.  Read more...

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20 June 2016
Meet the winners of 2016 Midwives For Life Awards

The 2016 Midwives For Life Award winners have been announced. Winners are from Africa, Asia…

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17 June 2016
Many miles in May

It was a busy and exciting time for ICM, follow the President's diary to learn about her participation…

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10 June 2016
Young Midwifery Leaders Speak Out

Did you miss the Young Midwives Leaders declaration of commitment in our our last article? You can still read the full…

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7 June 2016
Using international forums to introduce MSF

Using internatinal forums to introduce Midwifery Services Framework (MSF)

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3 June 2016
WHO Recommendations for Prevention and Treatment of Maternal Peripartum Infections

This document includes highlights and key messages from the World Health Oranization's 2015 global recommendations. 

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2 June 2016
Young Midwives in the Lead: Midwifery Symposium 15-16, May

Reflections of 4th Women Deliver Conference with Young Midwife Leaders taking the Lead.

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19 May 2016
ICM REGULATION TOOLKIT NOW AVAILABLE!

Discover the new ICM Regulation Toolkit ! Available in English, French and Spanish  

 

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17 May 2016
Video: Young midwives take the lead in Denmark!

Watch the amazing 33 Young Midwifery Leaders taking lead in the Women Deliver Conference!

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5 May 2016
ICM's Message on #IDM2016

Today is the International Day of the Midwife, join us is celebrating midwives all over the world. The theme this year…

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25 April 2016
#MidwivesSaveLives: The Inaugural International Midwifery Conference

To celebrate #IDM2016, The Wellbeing Foundation, ICM and other partners have organized a two days Midwifery Conference…

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22 April 2016
#IDM2016 celebrations: Midwives response and support during emergency

In celebrating #IDM2016 we will feature 3 Japanese midwives and their role during emergency. Today we feature…

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21 April 2016
#IDM2016 celebrations: Honouring midwives serving during emergency

In celebrating #IDM2016 we will feature 3 Japanese midwives and their role during emergency. Today we feature Tomoko Ito,…

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20 April 2016
#IDM2016 Celebrations: Experiences of Midwives in emergency situations

In celebrating #IDM2016 we will feature 3 Japanese midwives & their role during emergency. Today we feauture Tokiko Ishida,…

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19 April 2016
World Health Day 2016: Diabetes and RMNCAH

Did you miss the World Health Day articles on Diabetes and RMNCAH? You can still read the six series here 

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11 April 2016
Midwives4all Prize 2016: Extended Deadline!

ICM and Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Midwives4all Prize – Call for nominations is now open until 13 April.

 

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4 April 2016
Abstract Numbers Soar to New Records

It's a wrap! New record set for Congress Abstract Submissions with 1630 Abstracts logged in

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31 March 2016
Turkey 3rd International and National Midwifery Congress Ankara, Turkey 20-22 October, 2016

The Turkish Midwives Association is inviting you to attend their 3rd International and 4th National Midwifery Congress…

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10 March 2016
From Manchester to Afghanistan February 2016

Frances presented at the British Journal of Midwifery in UK and at the Midwifery Services…

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19 February 2016
Call for Abstracts: Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2017

The closing date for abstract submission is 28 March 2016 at 4 pm Thailand Local time (GMT+7).

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15 February 2016
Afghanistan to implement Midwifery Services Framework (MSF) to improve care

The MoPH says 400 medical centers in Afghanistan do not have midwives leaving women facing serious health challenges.

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10 February 2016
Celebrating 20 years of ZICOM in saving mothers and newborn lives in Zimbabwe

Awards celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Confederation of Midwives (ZICOM) and annual AGM.

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8 February 2016
From Jamaica to Indonesia - January 2016

Frances spoke at the Jamaica Midwives' Association and attended the International Family Planning Conference in Indonesia.

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3 February 2016
Zika Virus - Resources and Information

The Zika virus is now spreading rapidly in the Americas. WHO and The Lancet have provided…

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29 January 2016
New Lancet Series on Breastfeeding: achieving the new normal

The Lancet have launched a new ‪‎Breastfeeding Series - the first of its kind to evaluate global…

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20 January 2016
La jeune sage-femme lutte pour la promotion de l'accès aux soins des femmes à situation de précarité

SAMA Marlène, est une jeune sage-femme qui fait des exploits dans le domaine de la santé de la mère et de l’enfant à Uvira…

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19 January 2016
Call to Action: Ending Preventable Stillbirths

The Lancet Series finds a shocking 2.6 million stillbirths occur annually with half of all stillbirths occurring during…

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19 January 2016
National Core Education Program in Midwifery Workshop, Turkey

NCEPM workshop has been held in Turkey according to ICM guidelines to develop the Standard Midwifery Education Curriculum.

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7 January 2016
ICM Africa Regional Conference, Lesotho 17-21 October 2016

Follow-Up Visit to Independent Midwives Association Of Lesotho in Preparation for 4th ICM Africa Regional Conference

 

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6 January 2016
Now Recruiting: White Ribbon Alliance

WRA are recruiting a Maternal and Newborn Health Policy & Advocacy Advisor

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