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French Lancet Series on Midwifery in Geneva
French Lancet Series on Midwifery in Geneva
25 February 2015

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

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Does the world have enough midwives?
Does the world have enough midwives?
18 February 2015

A high-level event discussing the important question if the world has enough midwives will take place in Geneva on Monday 23rd February.

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African Midwives, Have Your Voice Heard!
African Midwives, Have Your Voice Heard!
9 February 2015

Over 2000 midwives participated in the World Health Organization survey, but African voices are missing: take the survey and contribute from Africa!

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

Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by UNFPA, UNICEF, FIGO and ICM. 

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Health bodies demand zero tolerance on FGM
Health bodies demand zero tolerance on FGM
6 February 2015

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on February 6th, a coalition of leading health bodies are committing to end FGM. 

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ICM Board Member becomes President of College
ICM Board Member becomes President of College
4 February 2015

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

 

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Engaging Midwives to End FGM
Engaging Midwives to End FGM
29 January 2015

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

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Joint Initiative Ended with Success
Joint Initiative Ended with Success
28 January 2015

The Joint Initiative on the MNH Essential Interventions project implemented by three Health Care Professional Associations has successfully been completed.

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Discussing Success of Training Programmes
Discussing Success of Training Programmes
27 January 2015

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

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Comment on the Synthesis Document!
Comment on the Synthesis Document!
22 January 2015

GHWA has summarized the findings of the feedback on the global Human Resource Strategy and has developed a “synthesis document" to present to WHO. 

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Strengthening Health workforce in the SDGs
Strengthening Health workforce in the SDGs
15 January 2015

ICM supports the request of the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative to strengthen the language for the health workforce in the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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

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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Visit to Lesotho
Visit to Lesotho
6 January 2015

Together with the ICM Global Goodwill Ambassador a small delegation paid a visit to Lesotho, the host country of the ICM Africa Regional Conference in 2016. 

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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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ICM Triennial Congress 2014 Prague 

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