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Association nationale des Sages-Femmes du Congo
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120 Avenue Boueta Mbongo
Ouenzé, Brazzaville
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31st ICM Triennial Congress Countdown: May 27 - June 2
31st ICM Triennial Congress Countdown: May 27 - June 2
26 May 2017

22 days left to the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada - 18-22 June 2017. Join us in the second week of the official social media countdown! 

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In Loving Memory of Dorothea M Lang
In Loving Memory of Dorothea M Lang
23 May 2017

ICM was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dorothea M Lang 

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31st Triennial Congress Countdown
31st Triennial Congress Countdown
17 May 2017

30 days left to the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada 18-22 June 2017. Join us in the official social media countdown!

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Story Series Celebrates Vital Role of Midwives
Story Series Celebrates Vital Role of Midwives
10 May 2017

Read the story of Liberian Midwife Lucy Barh who has seen it all in her three decades of experience serving mothers and their children. 

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ICM and Medical Aid Film launch new film celebrating the vital role of midwives globally
ICM and Medical Aid Film launch new film celebrating the vital role of midwives globally
9 May 2017

ICM in collaboration with Medical Aid Films have launched a film titled "A Midwife Like Me" celebrating the vital role of midwives globally

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Happy International Day of the Midwife!
Happy International Day of the Midwife!
5 May 2017

Join us in celebrating the International Day of the Midwife! Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!

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Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) 2017
Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) 2017
21 April 2017

The VIDM is an annual free 24-hour online international conference celebrating midwifery and birth-related matters on International Day of the Midwife (IDM)

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Midwives award winners announced!
Midwives award winners announced!
20 April 2017

ICM is delighted to announce the 2016 and 2017 Marie Goubran winners and  2017 Research and Education award winners

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Get ready for ICM Congress 2017!
Get ready for ICM Congress 2017!
5 April 2017

Book your Hotel accommodation before it's too late!

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#IDM2017 Resource pack available, Dossier de ressources, Paquete de recursos!
#IDM2017 Resource pack available, Dossier de ressources, Paquete de recursos!
5 April 2017

The #IDM2017 Resource pack is now available. You can now download the logo, posters and all the resources. 

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2017 ICM Congress - Workshops available for booking!
2017 ICM Congress - Workshops available for booking!
22 March 2017

ICM Worshop programme available, book early to avaoid dissapointments! First come, first serve basis

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The International Journal of Childbirth accepted for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citations Index (ESCI).
The International Journal of Childbirth accepted for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citations Index (ESCI).
16 March 2017

The IJC has been accepted for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citations Index (ESCI)

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Message on International Women's Day 2017
Message on International Women's Day 2017
8 March 2017

"Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

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February diary: Busy and diverse month!
February diary: Busy and diverse month!
6 March 2017

Month of February saw ICM President in India, Dubai and USA as the Voice of ICM and midwives

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Introducing Midwifery Services Framework (MSF) in India
Introducing Midwifery Services Framework (MSF) in India
6 March 2017

Exploring potential for MSF in India 

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WATCH LIVE! Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities report launch and discussions
WATCH LIVE! Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities report launch and discussions
27 February 2017

Tune in and WATCH LIVE via webcast http://bit.ly/2lhqFLe the discussion and launch of the…

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1 Day until the Early Bird Registration Deadline!
1 Day until the Early Bird Registration Deadline!
27 February 2017

You still have a chance to register before the deadline TOMORROW! 

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Rwandan YML making a difference in her community
Rwandan YML making a difference in her community
23 February 2017

A young Midwifery Leader (YML) from Rwanda, Yvonne Nsaba Uwera is making a difference in her community by organising SRHR sessions for secondary school students

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Development of Midwifery Education Accreditation Programme underway
Development of Midwifery Education Accreditation Programme underway
21 February 2017

ICM has contracted Swis TPH to carry out the development of Midwifery Education Accreditation Programme

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The Dorothea Lang Leadership Award
The Dorothea Lang Leadership Award
20 February 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Dorothea Lang Leadership Award is now open! French & Spanish versions available

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Requests for comments on the revision of two definitions - skilled attendant at birth and maternal death
Requests for comments on the revision of two definitions - skilled attendant at birth and maternal death
17 February 2017

Feedback is being sought from all stakeholders on 2 definitions - skilled attendant at birth and maternal deaths 

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Dubai International Nursing & Midwifery Congress
Dubai International Nursing & Midwifery Congress
31 January 2017

Join the International Confederation of Midwives and a community of health practioners for the Dubai International Nursing & Midwifery Congress 9-10 February

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Midwives can help break the obesity legacy
Midwives can help break the obesity legacy
30 January 2017

Experts from 35 institutions in 12 different countries have been working to investigate how early nutrition can have an impact on life-long health

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ICM Statement on Global Gag Rule
ICM Statement on Global Gag Rule
27 January 2017

Information note: ICM's statement on Global Gag Rule 

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2017 International Midwifery Award
2017 International Midwifery Award
25 January 2017

ICM and Save the Children have partnered since 2004 to recognize and reward midwives who have made a difference in their countries

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ICM appoints Dr. Sally Pairman, an experienced midwife leader as New Chief Executive
ICM appoints Dr. Sally Pairman, an experienced midwife leader as New Chief Executive
17 January 2017

ICM has a new Chief Executive. Dr. Sally Pairman succeeds Frances Ganges, who was the Chief Executive for 31/2 years. 

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CALL FOR EDUCATION PROPOSALS 2017
CALL FOR EDUCATION PROPOSALS 2017
11 January 2017

The ICM Education Award seeks to recognize midwives who created innovative and original educational programs (Francais/ Espanol)

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CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS 2017
CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS 2017
11 January 2017

Call for research proposals 2017 is now open. Research is the foundation of ICM 3 pillars and lifeblood of any vibrant profession. (Francais/Espanol)

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CALL FOR NOMINEES: MARIE GOUBRAN AWARD 2017
CALL FOR NOMINEES: MARIE GOUBRAN AWARD 2017
11 January 2017

ICM inpartnership with Johnson and Johnson are happy to announce the Marie Goubran memorial award is now open (Francais/Espanol)

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End of year message from the President
End of year message from the President
20 December 2016

Seasons Greetings! Meilleurs Voeux! Felices Fiestas!

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YMLs Programme: Establishing a Culture of Leadership
YMLs Programme: Establishing a Culture of Leadership
6 December 2016

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

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

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

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ICM Inaugural Goodwill Ambassador: Unsung Heroin
ICM Inaugural Goodwill Ambassador: Unsung Heroin
1 December 2016

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

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

The VIDM is an annual free 24-hour online international conference celebrating midwifery and birth-related matters on IDM.

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

In the month of October, the ICM President, Frances Day-Stirk participated in a Leadership Programme in Guinea Conackry and attended the TTAM annual conference. 

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

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

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Sponsorship opportunity: Safe Motherhood and Development Fund
Sponsorship opportunity: Safe Motherhood and Development Fund
21 November 2016

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

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

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

El Fondo para la Maternidad Segura se fundó con el objetivo de que la ICM pudiera…

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

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

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Voices and realities from
Voices and realities from "Zebra midwives"
26 October 2016

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

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Midwives' Voices, Midwives Realities report launched
Midwives' Voices, Midwives Realities report launched
13 October 2016

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

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

Largest global survey of midwives reveals stark realities for midwives everywhere to be launched in Geneva on 13 October, 2013

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

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

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Advancing midwifery agenda in different forums
Advancing midwifery agenda in different forums
10 October 2016

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

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 Nurses and Midwives for Universal Health Coverage
Nurses and Midwives for Universal Health Coverage
5 October 2016

ICM Vice President, Prof. Address Malata presented a paper on Improving Access to Quality Maternal, New-born & Child Health Services…

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

Join midwives, nurses, doctors and other health professionals around the world by taking action for quality healthcare for all by…

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Lancet Series: Maternal Health 2016
Lancet Series: Maternal Health 2016
22 September 2016

Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are delivered. Follow the link to learn more…

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

ICM and Sanofi Espoir Foundation are embarking at implementing a project aimed at strengthening midwifery education in 22 African…

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

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

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

Our partner WHO has launched 3 publciations to help countires improve their data on stillbirths & maternal & neonatal deaths

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Using global platform to amplify YMLs voices
Using global platform to amplify YMLs voices
22 August 2016

Sandra Rumi, Young Midwife Leader (YML) from Bangladesh has been selected to participate in the Global Citizen Music Festival 

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Laurence Monteiro: Juggling different hats
Laurence Monteiro: Juggling different hats
19 August 2016

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

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

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

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CALL FOR EDUCATION PROPOSALS
CALL FOR EDUCATION PROPOSALS
29 July 2016

The ICM Education Award seeks to recognize midwives who created innovative and original educational programs (Available in Spanish & French)

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CALL FOR NOMINEES: MARIE GOUBRAN AWARD
CALL FOR NOMINEES: MARIE GOUBRAN AWARD
28 July 2016

ICM inpartnership with Johnson and Johnson are happy to announce the Marie Goubran memorial award is now open (Spanish & French version available)

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CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS
CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS
28 July 2016

Call for research proposals is now open. Research is the foundation of ICM 3 pillars and lifeblood of any vibrant profession. (Spanish & French version available)

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To be a midwife
To be a midwife
27 July 2016

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

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Communiqué June 2016 ICM Board Meeting
Communiqué June 2016 ICM Board Meeting
5 July 2016

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

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

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

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Many miles in May
Many miles in May
17 June 2016

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

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Young Midwifery Leaders Speak Out
Young Midwifery Leaders Speak Out
10 June 2016

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

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Using international forums to introduce MSF
Using international forums to introduce MSF
7 June 2016

Using internatinal forums to introduce Midwifery Services Framework (MSF)

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

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

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

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

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ICM's Message on #IDM2016
ICM's Message on #IDM2016
5 May 2016

Today is the International Day of the Midwife, join us is celebrating midwives all over the world. The theme this year is Women and Newborn: The Heart of Midwifery

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#MidwivesSaveLives: The Inaugural International Midwifery Conference
#MidwivesSaveLives: The Inaugural International Midwifery Conference
25 April 2016

To celebrate #IDM2016, The Wellbeing Foundation, ICM and other partners have organized a two days Midwifery Conference to be held in Abija 4-5 May, 2016.

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

In celebrating #IDM2016 we will feature 3 Japanese midwives and their role during emergency. Today we feature Kiyomi Ito, former president of IMA 

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

In celebrating #IDM2016 we will feature 3 Japanese midwives and their role during emergency. Today we feature Tomoko Ito, midwife in Sendai city, Miyagi

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

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

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World Health Day 2016: Diabetes and RMNCAH
World Health Day 2016: Diabetes and RMNCAH
19 April 2016

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

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Abstract Numbers Soar to New Records
Abstract Numbers Soar to New Records
4 April 2016

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

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Lessons from the field: Training of midwives in advanced obstetrics in Liberia
Lessons from the field: Training of midwives in advanced obstetrics in Liberia
24 March 2016

This paper talks about a collaborative partnership between…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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From Jamaica to Indonesia - January 2016
From Jamaica to Indonesia - January 2016
8 February 2016

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

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Zika Virus - Resources and Information
Zika Virus - Resources and Information
3 February 2016

The Zika virus is now spreading rapidly in the Americas. WHO and The Lancet have provided information to assist health workers.

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

The Lancet have launched a new ‪‎Breastfeeding Series - the first of its kind to evaluate global breastfeeding levels, trends and inequalities.

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Call to Action: Ending Preventable Stillbirths
Call to Action: Ending Preventable Stillbirths
19 January 2016

The Lancet Series finds a shocking 2.6 million stillbirths occur annually with half of all stillbirths occurring during labour and birth. 

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

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

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

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

 

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Now Recruiting: White Ribbon Alliance
Now Recruiting: White Ribbon Alliance
6 January 2016

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

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French speaking GAP Analysis workshop held in Dakar
French speaking GAP Analysis workshop held in Dakar
18 December 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A report released this month by UNFPA (Arab States Regional Office) analyses the situation of the midwifery workforce in selected Arab countries.

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

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

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Making the Case for Midwives in Mexico
Making the Case for Midwives in Mexico
21 October 2015

ICM has been making the case for midwives as critical to maternal and newborn health at the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference in Mexico.

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Midwives Matter, Women Matter
Midwives Matter, Women Matter
21 October 2015

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

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ICM at Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference
ICM at Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference
19 October 2015

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

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Paraguay's Midwives Triumph
Paraguay's Midwives Triumph
14 October 2015

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

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 Argentinian Midwives Benefit from New Law
Argentinian Midwives Benefit from New Law
14 October 2015

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

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Sanofi Foundation Midwives for Life Award 2016
Sanofi Foundation Midwives for Life Award 2016
12 October 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Symposium about challenges and innovative approaches that have improved the sexual and reproductive health of people in fragile environments at KIT.

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A Midwife for Every Mother
A Midwife for Every Mother
29 September 2015

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

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Operationalizing Human Rights in Efforts to Improve Health
Operationalizing Human Rights in Efforts to Improve Health
29 September 2015

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

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

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

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The 70th UNGA - September 2015
The 70th UNGA - September 2015
22 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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Day One: ICM Stakeholder Engagement Meeting in The Hague
Day One: ICM Stakeholder Engagement Meeting in The Hague
10 September 2015

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

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ICM Asia-Pacific Conference, Japan 2015
ICM Asia-Pacific Conference, Japan 2015
8 September 2015

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

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

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

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

The New Zealand College of Midwives files a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court.

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The 11th ICM Asia Pacific Regional Conference
The 11th ICM Asia Pacific Regional Conference
25 August 2015

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

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

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

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ICM Vacancy: Communications Officer
ICM Vacancy: Communications Officer
10 August 2015

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

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From the Atlantic to the Pacific
From the Atlantic to the Pacific
10 August 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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New ICM Midwifery Services Framework (MSF)
New ICM Midwifery Services Framework (MSF)
16 July 2015

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

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Midwives Making Policy
Midwives Making Policy
15 July 2015

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

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Abelone Melesse New UNICEF Ambassador to Ethiopia
Abelone Melesse New UNICEF Ambassador to Ethiopia
7 July 2015

Singer Abelone Melesse invited to become a UNICEF Ambassador to Ethiopia following her performance at 10,000 Happy Birthdays.

 

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The Lancet Commission on Women and Health Launch
The Lancet Commission on Women and Health Launch
6 July 2015

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

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

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

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ICM Goodwill Ambassador addresses ACNM Annual Meeting
ICM Goodwill Ambassador addresses ACNM Annual Meeting
1 July 2015

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

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New Report: Women – invaluable but undervalued
New Report: Women – invaluable but undervalued
1 July 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Midwives4all Award Uganda IDM May 5th
Midwives4all Award Uganda IDM May 5th
5 May 2015

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

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

To celebrate the IDM, the ICM & Sanofi Espoir Foundation are rewarding 10 initiatives taken by midwives…

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

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

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

Apply for a scholarship to attend the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on 16-19 May 2016

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

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

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World Health Worker Week Organisation Toolkit
World Health Worker Week Organisation Toolkit
16 April 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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ICM President at Midwives4All Workshop
ICM President at Midwives4All Workshop
1 April 2015

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

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

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

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

We are very pleased to announce that our Crowdfunding Campaign during November & December was a big success, raising over $42,000 USD.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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Midwifery could save lives of women and babies
Midwifery could save lives of women and babies
21 September 2014

Press Release on the Lancet Series on Midwifery

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Competency Based Education
Competency Based Education
11 September 2014

A Competency Based Education (CBE) workshop was conducted in Peru with participants from Argentina, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. 

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Gap Analysis to Strengthen Midwifery
Gap Analysis to Strengthen Midwifery
8 September 2014

Update 12.09.2014 ICM conducted a Gap Analysis workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 8-12 September with 30 participants from four different…

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WHO Award goes to Midwifery Officer
WHO Award goes to Midwifery Officer
20 August 2014

WHO Nursing and Midwifery officer receives award of excellence for her outstanding contribution towards the nursing and midwifery causeThe award was presented…

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Happy World Breastfeeding Week
Happy World Breastfeeding Week
1 August 2014

From Augst 1-7 each year the World Breastfeeding is celebrated all over the world. This year's theme is: "A Winning Goal - For Life". 

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Our condolences to MH17 victims
Our condolences to MH17 victims
21 July 2014

Our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the passengers and crew of Malaysian Airlines flight 17.

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Launch of MDG Report 2014
Launch of MDG Report 2014
7 July 2014

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report 2014 will be launched on Monday, 7th July.

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SoWMy Launched in the Netherlands
SoWMy Launched in the Netherlands
25 June 2014

Update 30.6.2014: On Wednesday 25th of June the State of the World's Midwifery (SoWMy) was launched in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

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New Lancet Series on Midwifery
New Lancet Series on Midwifery
23 June 2014

Experts urge global leaders to recognise midwifery’s “vital potential” to save lives of women and infants worldwide in a 5-paper strong series published by the…

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Saving 10,000 Mothers and Newborns
Saving 10,000 Mothers and Newborns
19 June 2014

ICM and Laerdal have joined hands to help save 10,000 mothers and newborns in Zambia and Malawi - and make 10,000 more happy birthdays!

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Award for Congress in Toronto
Award for Congress in Toronto
18 June 2014

ICM was awarded the Business Events Canada Vision Award for the promotional work done in regards to the next Congress taking place in Toronto, Canada. 

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Midwifery: Bridging Culture and Practice
Midwifery: Bridging Culture and Practice
5 June 2014

The last day of the ICM Congress started with a truly interesting session titled ‘promotion of midwifery as a career’.

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Education: the Bridge to Midwifery and Women's Autonomy
Education: the Bridge to Midwifery and Women's Autonomy
4 June 2014

Read the highlights of the 4th day of the 30th ICM Triennial Congress. 

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State of the World’s Midwifery 2014
State of the World’s Midwifery 2014
3 June 2014

Today marked the launch of the long-awaited second State of the World’s Midwifery Report (SoWMy).

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Access: Bridging the Gap to Improving Care for Women and Families
Access: Bridging the Gap to Improving Care for Women and Families
2 June 2014

Truly inspiring and informative second day of the 30th ICM Triennial Congress.

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Congress Opening Ceremony
Congress Opening Ceremony
1 June 2014

Read about the fantastic Opening Ceremony that marked the start of the 30th ICM Triennial Congress.

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Voices of Midwives – A New World Record
Voices of Midwives – A New World Record
31 May 2014

Today, the pre-Congress event took place at Kampa Park, to celebrate the opening of ICM 30th Triennial Congress and announce midwives’ arrival in Prague.

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Daily Congress Newsletter
Daily Congress Newsletter
20 May 2014

Sign up for the #ICMLive Daily Delivery and be part of all that is happening during Congress!

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67th World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva
67th World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva
19 May 2014

Update 21.5.2014: WHO’s annual assembly opens in Geneva today.

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Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery Workforce
Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery Workforce
16 May 2014

Update 19.5.2014: Read the summary of key meetings happening in Geneva this week. 

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Celebrations of the International Day of the Midwife 2014
Celebrations of the International Day of the Midwife 2014
5 May 2014

Update 21.5.2014: Read about the events taking place all over the world on IDM.

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Mother Baby Quality Improvement Initiative
Mother Baby Quality Improvement Initiative
1 May 2014

The first meeting of the Expert Working Group on a new WHO and UNICEF initiative, Every Mother Every Newborn (EMEN), took place on the 29-30 April 2014 in Geneva.

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Uniting For Safe Legal Abortion
Uniting For Safe Legal Abortion
15 April 2014

World Leaders Consultation on Uniting for Safe Legal Abortion was held in Washington, DC, on March 24–25.

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Award for a midwife who has demonstrated leadership and vision
Award for a midwife who has demonstrated leadership and vision
10 April 2014

We are pleased to announce that nominations may now be submitted for the Dorothea Lang Leadership Award. Deadline is 15th of April. 

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Midwifery Education Conference
Midwifery Education Conference
31 March 2014

Update 2.4.2014: Conference on different components of Midwifery Education and successful experiences and lessons learned…

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'Midwives' Included in Name Change of the CNF
'Midwives' Included in Name Change of the CNF
21 March 2014

Frances Day-Stirk attended the Commonwealth Nurses Federation Conference, where a historic name change was made.

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Jhpiego/ICM Pillar of Midwifery Award
Jhpiego/ICM Pillar of Midwifery Award
14 March 2014

ICM together with Jhpiego is pleased to announce an award that will be presented to an outstanding midwife at the Triennial Congress in Prague. 

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Deadline for Nominations
Deadline for Nominations
10 March 2014

Are you short on money but dying to come to ICM's Congress in Prague? Check out if you qualify for the Award or Fellowship program and apply!

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ICM-FIGO Joint Statement on Misoprostol for PPH Treatment
ICM-FIGO Joint Statement on Misoprostol for PPH Treatment
8 March 2014

ICM and FIGO are pleased to launch a joint statement on the use of misoprostol for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage.

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ICM Participates in the SoWMy 2014 Data Analysis
ICM Participates in the SoWMy 2014 Data Analysis
7 March 2014

The SoWMy Core Group hosted a data analysis workshop to gain consensus on the key messages coming from SoWMy 2014 data.

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ICM’s Inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador
ICM’s Inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador
6 March 2014

The ICM is delighted to announce that Her Excellency Toyin Saraki has accepted the Board’s invitation to be the Inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador.

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Connecting Midwives
Connecting Midwives
3 March 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of an online platform for midwives around the world, where they can interact and share ideas, projects, and innovations.

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Global Indicators for Maternal Healthcare
Global Indicators for Maternal Healthcare
28 February 2014

ICM Board Member for Northern Europe, Ingela Wiklund, attended a WHO meeting in Geneva to include the midwifery perspective.

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Midwives: short term investment or long term gain?
Midwives: short term investment or long term gain?
25 February 2014

ICM President, Frances Day-Stirk, attended the Africa Healthcare Summit 2014.

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The presence of fathers at birth is life changing
The presence of fathers at birth is life changing
24 February 2014

ICM Vice President Debrah Lewis speaks about why fathers should be present at birth during her TEDx Talk in Port of Spain. 

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Wanted: Champions for Family Planning
Wanted: Champions for Family Planning
20 February 2014

Wish to make a contribution in advancing family planning in your country/region? Apply for the ICM/USAID FP Fellowship & get all expenses paid to attend Congress.

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Midwives voices Needed!
Midwives voices Needed!
19 February 2014

Your comments on the Every Newborn Action Plan will ensure that the midwives' perspective is included in this crucial document.  

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Recognizing Excellence in Midwifery
Recognizing Excellence in Midwifery
3 February 2014

Call for nominations to recognize midwives who specialize in maternal and newborn care in low-resource settings to win all expenses at Congress in Prague.

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Win free Congress registration for Prague
Win free Congress registration for Prague
16 January 2014

Tell your story and win free congress registration for Prague 2014 and all expenses paid by Ipas. Deadline for entry: February 1, 2014.

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Working together is more effective than working alone
Working together is more effective than working alone
13 December 2013

A new project is focusing on a stronger collaboration of health care professionals to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies.

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Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season!
Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season!
12 December 2013

We look forward to working with you in 2014. Please note ICM HQ will close on 23 December and re-open on 6 January 2014.

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Joint Commitment to Include Family Planning in Postabortion Care
Joint Commitment to Include Family Planning in Postabortion Care
18 November 2013

Consensus statement on post abortion family planning: a key component of post abortion care. 


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Largest Forum Ends with a Declaration
Largest Forum Ends with a Declaration
13 November 2013

Updated 22.11.2013 ICM at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

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Bridging science and practice
Bridging science and practice
21 October 2013

ICM Vice President, Debrah Lewis, attended the World Congress of Surgery, Obstetrics, Trauma and Anesthesia (WCSOTA) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Midwife-led care - best option for childbearing women
Midwife-led care - best option for childbearing women
17 October 2013

A recent study with over 16,000 pregnant women has shown that midwife-led care has several benefits for mothers and babies. 

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New Guide for Advocacy in RMC
New Guide for Advocacy in RMC
16 October 2013

Our partner, the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, has developed an advocacy guide for Respectful Maternity Care with a foreword from ICM President. 

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Collaboration between all parties affects health positively
Collaboration between all parties affects health positively
7 October 2013

The 63rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe was held in Çeşme Izmir, Turkey. 

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"Having a baby should be a time of joy"
1 October 2013

Today ICM was honored with a visit from Ugandan midwife Esther Madudu, who is Ambassador for the AMREF campaign. 

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Keeping our promises to women and children
Keeping our promises to women and children
24 September 2013

ICM President Frances Day-Stirk reports from the meeting titled: "Keeping our promises to women and children".

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Drugs and alcohol in pregnancy
Drugs and alcohol in pregnancy
12 September 2013

ICM is contributing to the finalization of global guidelines on tobacco and substance abuse in pregnancy.

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Congratulations to Laerdal Global Health – Winner of the INDEX: Award 2013
Congratulations to Laerdal Global Health – Winner of the INDEX: Award 2013
30 August 2013

Laerdal Global Health has won the INDEX: Award - the most highly regarded design award in the world.

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New Board Member for Americas
New Board Member for Americas
27 August 2013

Irene Dela Torre appointed as new Board Member for The Americas.

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Strengthening Midwifery in South-East Asia
Strengthening Midwifery in South-East Asia
1 August 2013

WHO South East Asia Regional meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on the Quality of Midwifery Education and Services

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Why is Africa still the world's most dangerous place to have a baby?
Why is Africa still the world's most dangerous place to have a baby?
15 July 2013

ICM Board Member Deliwe Nyathikazi was a guest in Al Jazeera’s talk show South2North discussing maternal health in Africa. 

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Learning from past projects to inspire others
Learning from past projects to inspire others
11 July 2013

ICM staff participated in a workshop on writing for publication in order to inform its audiences on completed projects and lessons learned.

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Strenghtening Midwifery in the Pacific
Strenghtening Midwifery in the Pacific
10 July 2013

ICM facilitated a workshop for midwives on Midwife Association development during the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health conference in Samoa.

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ICM with a new Chief Executive
ICM with a new Chief Executive
2 July 2013

The ICM Board announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

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Have Your Say
Have Your Say
26 June 2013

A background document on the Global Newborn Action Plan has been prepared for consultation. You can have a say in it. Make your voice count!

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Save money and stay informed
Save money and stay informed
25 June 2013

ICM's official journal, the International Journal of Childbirth (IJC), offers ICM members and their members a discount of 30% on the subscription rate.

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Second State of the World's Midwifery Report planned
Second State of the World's Midwifery Report planned
30 May 2013

At Women Deliver UNFPA announced on Wednesday that a second State of the World's Midwifery report is planned

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Women Deliver: Celebrate Gains because of Challenges
Women Deliver: Celebrate Gains because of Challenges
28 May 2013

Updated 30.May: WOMEN Deliver was attended by participants from 150 countries worldwide. ICM reports from the conference.

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ICM on the French Unit of the UN Radio
ICM on the French Unit of the UN Radio
22 May 2013

What is the role of midwives in society? Why is their role important? Such questions ICM discussed during the interview for the French unit of the UN Radio. 

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Celebrations of the International Day of the Midwife
Celebrations of the International Day of the Midwife
5 May 2013

Updated on 24th May: Story-telling, conferences, gatherings, panel discussions. The International Day of the Midwife was celebrated with many events.

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Fight against pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under five
Fight against pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under five
12 April 2013

Today WHO and UNICEF launched a plan to fight pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under five years, aiming to end preventable deaths by 2025. 

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Call for projects
Call for projects
11 April 2013

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation in partnership with ICM is launching a call for projects focused on fighting maternal and neonatal mortality in developing countries.

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Only 1000 days left to reach the Millenium Development Goals
Only 1000 days left to reach the Millenium Development Goals
8 April 2013

There are 1,000 days to accelerate action on issues such as hunger, access to education, improved sanitation, maternal health and gender equality. 

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Countdown to International Woman’s Day 2013
Countdown to International Woman’s Day 2013
8 March 2013

Check out what you can do: Events - News - Follow online - Resources - IWD donations  

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Congratulations to Family Care International
Congratulations to Family Care International
28 February 2013

Family Care International (FCI) receives MacArthur Foundation Award

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Congratulations to ICM's two recipients of the Dorothea M Lang Award, 2012
Congratulations to ICM's two recipients of the Dorothea M Lang Award, 2012
1 February 2013

The Dorothea M. Lang Pioneer Award honors an exceptional CNM/CM who meets the following criteria.

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"Why Did Mrs X Die, Retold"
8 October 2012

"Why Did Mrs X Die, Retold" is a remake of the World Health Organization 1980's film "Why Did Mrs X Die?" based on a lecture by the founder of the Safe Motherhood…

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New UNICEF report on latest estimates on child mortality.
New UNICEF report on latest estimates on child mortality.
20 September 2012

The report explores remarkable gains in child survival and what can be achieved by scaling up proven solutions, focusing on the most marginalized and building…

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New and revised ICM Core Documents and Position Statements online now!
New and revised ICM Core Documents and Position Statements online now!

The Code of Ethics and  Philosophy, Model of Midwifery Care and other…

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Call to midwives associations to contribute to the development of the Global Health Strategy and HR for Health: Survey
Call to midwives associations to contribute to the development of the Global Health Strategy and HR for Health: Survey
Contribute to the global Human Resource for Heatlh strategy by filling out the e-survey.
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High Level Forum on Midwifery Development in China
High Level Forum on Midwifery Development in China

In suppport of midwifery developement, ICM's President, Frances Day-Stirk was recently in China and met with key stakeholders. 

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25th - 26th April 2014

Copenhagen, Denmark

8th Conference of the European Lactation Consultants Alliance, ELACTA

Lactation consultants IBCLCs, midwives, nurses, doctors and all those interested in breastfeeding and lactation are invited to join. The lectures are held in English, with German and French simultaneous translation. Take the opportunity to share your experience and research results on the topic of breastfeeding and lactation with other professionals. Posters can be submitted up to January 5th 2014.

The Pre-Congress on 24 April 2014 focuses on practical aspects.
Danish health care facilities (maternity wards, departments of Neonatology and
Healthvisitors) offer participants of the ELACTA Pre-Conference the opportunity for a study visit (morning or afternoon - a limited number of participants). In addition, the participants of the Pre-Congress can choose from eleven different workshops. Workshops will be in English, with one workshop in French and one in German.

25th - 26th April 2014

Glasgow, Scotland

MAMA (Mothers and Midwives Alliance) Conference 2014

MAMA Conference 2014 is in its fifth year, and is being hosted in the Glasgow Hilton Hotel in Scotland on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th of April this year. Please take a look at the website www.mama-conference.co.uk if you wish to find any further information.

18th - 21st September 2014

Nafplio, Greece

13th Panhellenic Evidence-Based Midwifery Conference

The 13th Panhellenic Midwifery Conference, titled 'Evidence – Based Midwifery', will take place between 18-21 September 2014 in the beautiful city of Nafplio, Greece. 

4th - 9th November 2014

Byron Bay, Australia 

Midwifery Today Conference

“Promoting Midwifery: Skills from Around the World”

Each of the excellent speakers will bring their best skills to help change birth practices in Australia and around the world. There will be an emphasis on midwifery skills so we don’t lose our hands-on skills to the onslaught of technology!

 

10th - 22nd November 2014

China

Midwifery Study Tour to China

This midwifery study tour provides specialised access to Chinese institutions and local practitioners. The tour provides excellent insight into the application of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern Western medical techniques and provides a fascinating insight into China by looking at its history, contemporary culture and medicine, with particular focus on midwifery and child health. The tour includes a number of fascinating cultural visits and talks that complement the professional visits. The tour is led by Nicky Leap, Adjunct Professor of Midwifery at the University of Technology, Sydney. For further information contact info@jonbainestours.co.uk or + 44 (0)20 7223 5618.

2nd - 4th March 2015

Bangkok, Thailand

UNFPA Asia-Pacific regional workshop on midwifery

One hundred and twenty participants are set to gather in Bangkok, Thailand, to enable an exchange between countries in the UNFPA Asia-Pacific region on the issues facing the midwifery workforce. The meeting will also mark the regional launch of the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014: A Universal Pathway, A Woman’s Right to Health (SoWMy2014).

1st May 2015

New York City

Moms +SocialGood at the New York Times Center

Are you in the New York area? Join Moms +SocialGood at the New York Times Center on May 1st - register here

Actress and Save the Children Ambassador Jennifer Garner is opening the event, followed by some amazing speakers including ABC News' David Muir, ICM Global Goodwill Ambassador Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, world renowned photographer Anne Geddes and many more.

2nd May 2015

www.vidm.org 

Virtual International Day of the Midwife 2015

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) celebrates the International Day of the Midwife by bringing midwives, students, consumers and all parties interested in childbirth from across the globe together using online electronic media. A 24 hour conference is held each year covering a wide range of topics with speakers from all over the world.

The virtual conference will be held on 2nd May New Zealand time.

Find out more about the virtual conference

11th September 2015

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

3rd Annual Conference of Physiological Birth: Promoting Normality

Theme - Making the transition from an industrialised model of maternity care to a social model of birth

To book - www.regonline.com/pbpn2015

Follow us on twitter @PBPN2015 #pbpn2015

4th - 9th October 2015

Vancouver, Canada

XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Theme: Quality Care for Women throughout Life: Partners for Health

3rd December 2015

Royal Society of Medicine, London

Every Baby Matters - Cerebra Annual Conference 2015

We would like to invite everyone to the charity's annual conference 2015 titled, ‘Every Baby Matters – ensuring better outcomes for preterm and low birth weight babies’ This is a conference for all obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists and neonatal nurses wanting to prevent pregnancy-related brain injury in babies before and after birth.

Thursday 3rd December 2015 Royal Society of Medicine, London Early bird offer – book and pay in full before Wednesday 30th September for £95. Full price £130. We have a range of prestigious speakers and CPD points have been applied for from The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and The Royal College of Midwives. For more information and to book your place visit 
www.cerebra.org.uk, call 01267 244225 or e-mail rachels@cerebra.org.uk. Cerebra is a national research charity committed to improving the lives of children with neurological conditions. 

4th - 5th May 2016

Globally and virtually

Virtual International Day of the Midwife 2016

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) is an annual online conference which celebrates the International Day of the Midwife. It is held on or around 5th May each year to be as close to the International Day of the Midwife as possible. VIDM runs for 24 hours and covers a wide range of subjects with speakers from around the globe. This year sees the 8th conference, starting at 22:00 on Wednesday 4th May, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).  Find out when that is in your time zone here bit.ly/VIDoM16-start-time

Call for abstracts are now open! The VIDM committe is interested in a wide range of presentations from research to literature review, from case study to midwifery management. From midwives, students, doulas and any individuals interested in the process of birth. From as many different countries as possible. Poster presentations are also welcome. More information available here.

14th - 16th May 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

Midwifery Symposium 'Young Midwives in the Lead'

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

UNFPA, ICM, WHO and other multilateral, civil society and private sector partners are organizing a Symposium on 15-16 May, 2016 for young midwifery leaders at the occasion of the Women Deliver conference 16-19 May in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Symposium will be preceded by a one day leadership orientation training on the 14th of May in collaboration with the Danish Midwives Association.

To attend this event and also Women Deliver, UNFPA and partners are offering 30 scholarships to fund young midwives with leadership potential. The young midwives would attend the capacity building, policy and advocacy event and actively engage in discussions during the main Women Deliver conference to spread key messages on midwifery to enhance the health and well-being of women and their newborns. 

See the Call for Proposals document to apply.

Timelines:

Deadline for receipt of applications: 15th January 2016

Information en Francais / Informacion en Espanol can be found here

 

16th - 19th May 2016

Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Women Deliver 2016 Conference

Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference, taking place 16-19 May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The focus of the conference will be on how to implement the SDGs so they matter most for girls and women, with a specific focus on health – in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights – and on gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment.

26th - 28th May 2016

Tarragona, Spain

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

Call for Abstract open!

The Catalan Association of Midwives (ACL), together with the Midwives Federation of Spain (FAME) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is organizing the IV Congress of the ACL, the XV Congress of the FAME, and the II ICM Southern European Region Conference, on May 26, 27 and 28, 2016 in Tarragona (SPAIN).

The theme of the congress, "Listening to women, thinking as midwives", reflects the wish to strengthen relationships and build bridges that bring us closer in the development of our discipline, as well as building knowledge and sharing experiences and scientific evidence. These concepts will be very useful to apply them to benefit the development of maternal and child health, as well as sexual and reproductive women’s health, and that of the general population.

The conference website www.midwives2016.org, is ready, there you will be able to find all the information you need,formalize your registration and / or submit your abstracts.

10th - 13th October 2016

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

MANA 2016: Save the Date and Abstracts Now Open!

Please plan to join Midwives Alliance 10-13 October in awesome Atlanta Georgia for MANA 2016! There will be gorgeous fall weather in the vibrant city of Atlanta, known for her southern hospitality. Abstract submissions now open through 31 Jan 2016. Find more information and submit your abstract here at www.mana.org/mana2016 

Please join us!

20th - 22nd March 2016

Ankara, Turkey

Turkey 3rd International & 4th National Midwifery Congress, Ankara, Turkey 20-22 October 2016

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The Turkish Midwives Association is organizing it's 3rd Intenrational and 4th National Midwifery Congress, to be held in Ankara, Turkey between 20th - 22nd October, 2016. 

The Association intend to find mutual solutions to both women and newborn health problems and professional issues during the congress which will bring together Turkish midwives and otehr midwives from all around the world. For more information please visit our website

2nd - 3rd December 2016

Westminster, London, UK

European Midwives Association Fifth International Education Conference 2016

The Royal College of Midwives and the European Midwives Association (EMA) are hosting the fifth international education conference 2016 on 2nd and 3rd December 2016 in London. 

Informative, inspirational and motivating this years conference will include presentations from across the UK, Europe and beyond to discuss key issues in midwifery education. The conference will highlight the challenges in the current provision of midwifery education and explore innovations in education and practice that can transform the learning experience of students and the quality of midwifery care provided to women and their families. 

18th - 22nd June 2017

Toronto, Canada

31st ICM Triennial Congress Toronto 2017 - Midwives making a difference in the world

The next ICM Triennial Congress will be held in Toronto, Canada in June 2017.

For more information: http://www.midwives2017.org

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