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Season's Greetings
Season's Greetings
21 December 2014

Thank you for an amazing year and we look forward to working with you in 2015. Please note the ICM office is closed over the holidays. 

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Midwifery Leaders are Role Models
Midwifery Leaders are Role Models
18 December 2014

ICM conducted two workshops in Indonesia to strengthen the media skills and assess the capacity of the Indonesian Midwives Association.

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"Midwives are practitioners of their own right"
12 December 2014

In Zimbabwe, ICM conducted a workshop focusing on advocacy for respectful maternity care and unintended pregnancies. 

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"Building health is a nation building strategy"
11 December 2014

ICM President Frances Day-Stirk attended the World Health Organisation meeting on Building Resilient Systems for Health in Ebola-Affected Countries. 

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"Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on"
9 December 2014

ICM President Frances Day-Stirk reflects on the events in 2014 and looks towards a 2015 full of work for improved maternity care for the women, babies and families…

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Midwife-led Care Safer for Low-Risk Pregnancy
Midwife-led Care Safer for Low-Risk Pregnancy
3 December 2014

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) in the United Kingdom has published new guidelines with evidence that midwife-led care is safer for…

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World AIDS Day 2014 - Closing the gap in HIV prevention and treatment
World AIDS Day 2014 - Closing the gap in HIV prevention and treatment
1 December 2014

An AIDS free generation is possible, and long overdue! This is not fast tracking, it is business unusual, and it must happen now!!

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Midwives for Life Awards
Midwives for Life Awards
26 November 2014

Call for proposals to send in project ideas is open until the end of March. Award winners will be financially supported to implement their project. 

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Mini Symposium on Lancet Series
Mini Symposium on Lancet Series
24 November 2014

At the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, a mini Symposium was hosted to discuss the Lancet Series on Midwifery in the Dutch context. 

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Shaping the future for healthy women, children and adolescents
Shaping the future for healthy women, children and adolescents
19 November 2014

Join the multi-stakeholder consultations about the new Global Financing Facility (GFF) and include the voices of midwives. 

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4th World Prematurity Day
4th World Prematurity Day
17 November 2014

For the first time in history, the complications of preterm birth outrank all other causes as the world's number one killer of children under-5.

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Global Goodwill Ambassador Launches SOWMY
Global Goodwill Ambassador Launches SOWMY
13 November 2014

Her Excellency Toyin Saraki delivered a keynote speech at the national country launch of the State of the World's Midwifery report in Abuja, Nigeria. 

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Getting Ready for World Prematurity Day
Getting Ready for World Prematurity Day
12 November 2014

World Prematurity Day is celebrated every year on November 17th to raise awareness for the problem of prematurity. 

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Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding is a Human Right
Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding is a Human Right
4 November 2014

ICM has endorsed the call for action by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action to position breastfeeding as a crucial part of the nutrition debate. 

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Ebola: Dramatic impacts on care for women and newborns
Ebola: Dramatic impacts on care for women and newborns
3 November 2014

The expanding Ebola crisis has shone a spotlight on the importance of health workers and accessible, functional health systems. 

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Submit your Social Enterprise Solution and Win
Submit your Social Enterprise Solution and Win
30 October 2014

The Enterprise for Development has launched a competition to identify social enterprise solutions for improving maternal and newborn child health in sub-Saharan…

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From Champion to Master
From Champion to Master
28 October 2014

ICM as the implementing partner of the 10,000 Happy Birthdays project with Laerdal Global Health has conducted two workshops in Malawi and one in Zambia. 

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Endorsing a Call for Gender Equality
Endorsing a Call for Gender Equality
27 October 2014

ICM has endorsed a statement to the Commission on the Status of Women 58 issued by the Working Group for Girls on women's empowerment as a post-2015 goal. 

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Open Consultation for Regulation Toolkit
Open Consultation for Regulation Toolkit
23 October 2014

This is an open consultation on the draft of the newly developed ICM Regulation Toolkit with questions to guide the feedback. 

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Gap Analysis Workshop in Comoros
Gap Analysis Workshop in Comoros
21 October 2014

Together with partners ICM is holding a gap analysis workshop for midwives in the Comoros with participants from Madagascar, Djibouti, Morocco, Tunisia. 

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Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts
20 October 2014

The Call for Abstracts for the 5th ICM Regional Conference of the Americas in July 2015 has been prolonged until 1st of December 2014.

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Contribute to global HR for Health Strategy. Fill out the E-survey
Contribute to global HR for Health Strategy. Fill out the E-survey
2 October 2014

Call to Member Associations: this e-consultation provides the opportunity to contribute, as critical stakeholders, to the development of the Global Health Strategy. 

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Partnering for results: Delivering for Every Women and Every Child Within a Generation
Partnering for results: Delivering for Every Women and Every Child Within a Generation
30 September 2014

On September 25th, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon hosted the Every Woman every Child event to build…

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Global Financing Facility for Maternal Health
Global Financing Facility for Maternal Health
25 September 2014

On 25 September 2014 the establishment of a Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child was announced.

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NGOs making their voices heard at WHO
NGOs making their voices heard at WHO
24 September 2014

The 64th Session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe from 15th-18th September in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

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New Journal for Midwives in Asia
New Journal for Midwives in Asia
24 September 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of the first regional and international peer-reviewed online midwifery journal called Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM).

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United Nations General Assembly
United Nations General Assembly
23 September 2014

Numerous side events to discuss maternal newborn and child health take place during the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York. 

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Village Office turned Maternity Ward
Village Office turned Maternity Ward
23 September 2014

A new blog post can be found on ICM's blog page about a revolutionary training programme…

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