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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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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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