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President: Kiran BajracharyaAddress
Call for abstracts for Virtual International Day of the Midwife 2018
Message from Franka Cadée, ICM President on her six months reflection since she was elected as President.
Nester T Moyo, ICM's Senior Midwifery Leader retires after 17 years of dedicated service in the field of midwifery
ICM welcomes Ann Yates as Lead Midwifery Advisor and Florence West as Midwife Advisor responsible for 50,000 Happy Birthdays project
The Cyprus Midwices Association becomes the first one to be officially visited by the new President since her inauguration.
Over the last 5 years, countries around the world have begun to undertake new initiatives to improve maternal health ourcomes by strengthening midwifery care.
An online platform - All4Maternity to support, educate and nuture midwives and other maternity workers globaly has been launched.
Alex James, a midwife and midwifery educator designed a project to save the lives of mothers and their newborns, especially in the rural areas.
TAMA conducted two CBE worshops to strengthen midwifery education and expand knowledge to the available midwifery workforce in the country.
Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Health has approved a Chief Midiwfe post in the Ministry, which will ensure strong presence and a voice for the midwifery profession.
The ICM Council approved the adoption of the new regional groupings as per World Health Organization's regional grouping
The Chilean Midwives Association held its 7th International Congress on Midwifery in Concepción with over 300 midwives in attendance.
ICM's representation at the many different side events during the 2017 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA2017)
The first official meeting of the incoming ICM Board, elected in Toronto in June was held in The Hague from 2-6 October. Read the communique here
The Board Members worked on the ICM Strategy for the next triennium 2017-2020. See photo snippets
Read Thuy Tien Tran's story as she narrates what inspired her to become a midwife and her determination to develop midwifery profession in Vietnam
ICM conducted a leadership and advocacy workshop for Tajikstan midwives as part of the strategy on strengthening midwives associations' capacity
Tanzanian midwives have reported that their confidence and competence of CBE has increased significantly over the course of the workshop
ICM is partnerning with Save the Children's Healthy Newborn Network to promote midwifery as a solution to critical gaps in newborn health.
Franka Cadée, ICM President will be speaking on a The Global Consensus Statement as a Tool for Advocacy webinar on 25th September
Launch of the State of Midwifery Report 2017 in Eastern and Southern Africa titled:- Analysis of the Sexual Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health…
The 32nd ICM Triennial Congress will be held in Bali, Indonesia from 21-25 June 2020. Early bird registration is open till 29th September 2017
Olivia Kroening-Roche, a certified Nurse-Midwife, Programme Director and Co-Founder of Rural Health Collabirative, tells us about the "Kekeli" - female community…
ICM would like to tahnk all Member Associations who gave feedback on the Global Midwifery Map, which was launched during the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto,…
You can now access the revised position statements, definiton of a midwife and Bill of Rights for women from the links provided in French, Spanish and English
The ICM Board met on 9-11 June, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Read the final communiqué here
ICM announces call for proposal to participate in scaling up Helping Mothers Survive and HBB. Available in English, French, Spanish
ICM is delighted to announce a call for proposals to National Midwives Associations interested in scaling up the simulation-based HBS and HMSBAB training modules…
The ICM Council voted for the new president, vice president and baord members during the 31st Triennial Congress council meeting
ICM commends the Canadian Government for its commitment to the rights of girls and women with the launch of its Feminist International Assistance Policy.
The 31st ICM Triennial Congress is scheduled for 18-22 June. It will be presided by the March for more Midwives on 17th June
8 days left to the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada 18-22 June, 2017. Join us in the fourth week of the official social media countdown!
March for More Midwives will take place on Saturday 17th June, thousands of midwives will take to the streets as part of a spectacular parade through…
17 days left to the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada 18-22 June, 2017. Join us in the third week of the official social media countdown!
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!
New Zealand midwives, lead by Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives Karen Guilliland, have made history by winning their pay equity case.
ICM was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dorothea M Lang
30 days left to the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada 18-22 June 2017. Join us in the official social media countdown!
Read the story of Liberian Midwife Lucy Barh who has seen it all in her three decades of experience serving mothers and their children.
ICM in collaboration with Medical Aid Films have launched a film titled "A Midwife Like Me" celebrating the vital role of midwives globally
Join us in celebrating the International Day of the Midwife! Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!
The VIDM is an annual free 24-hour online international conference celebrating midwifery and birth-related matters on International Day of the Midwife (IDM)
ICM is delighted to announce the 2016 and 2017 Marie Goubran winners and 2017 Research and Education award winners
Book your Hotel accommodation before it's too late!
The #IDM2017 Resource pack is now available. You can now download the logo, posters and all the resources.
ICM Worshop programme available, book early to avaoid dissapointments! First come, first serve basis
The IJC has been accepted for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citations Index (ESCI)
"Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030
Month of February saw ICM President in India, Dubai and USA as the Voice of ICM and midwives
Exploring potential for MSF in India
You still have a chance to register before the deadline TOMORROW!
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
ICM has contracted Swis TPH to carry out the development of Midwifery Education Accreditation Programme
DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Dorothea Lang Leadership Award is now open! French & Spanish versions available
Feedback is being sought from all stakeholders on 2 definitions - skilled attendant at birth and maternal deaths
Join the International Confederation of Midwives and a community of health practioners for the Dubai International Nursing & Midwifery Congress 9-10 February
Experts from 35 institutions in 12 different countries have been working to investigate how early nutrition can have an impact on life-long health
Information note: ICM's statement on Global Gag Rule
ICM and Save the Children have partnered since 2004 to recognize and reward midwives who have made a difference in their countries
ICM has a new Chief Executive. Dr. Sally Pairman succeeds Frances Ganges, who was the Chief Executive for 31/2 years.
The ICM Education Award seeks to recognize midwives who created innovative and original educational programs (Francais/ Espanol)
Call for research proposals 2017 is now open. Research is the foundation of ICM 3 pillars and lifeblood of any vibrant profession. (Francais/Espanol)
ICM inpartnership with Johnson and Johnson are happy to announce the Marie Goubran memorial award is now open (Francais/Espanol)
Seasons Greetings! Meilleurs Voeux! Felices Fiestas!
12 Young Midwifery Leaders from Americas, Africa and Asia are attending a leadership training in Abu Dhabi
Mid this year, ICM announced three awards - The Marie Goubran, Research and Education. We are happy to present the winners of these awards.
ICM's INaugural Ambassador HE Toyin Saraki, was on 30th November named as one of the Seven Unsung Heroes Globally.
The VIDM is an annual free 24-hour online international conference celebrating midwifery and birth-related matters on IDM.
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.
The healthcare professionals - ICM, FIGO, ICN and PIA have join hands to launch the "Together We Can Campaign"
Available sponsorship for the 31st ICM Congress in Toronto from the Safe Motherhood and Development Fund
Opportunité de bourses pour le 31éme Congress Triennal de l'ICM á Toronto de Dévelopment et pour une Maternité sans risque
El Fondo para la Maternidad Segura se fundó con el objetivo de que la ICM pudiera…
Magbule Elezi-YML & President, Kosovo Associaiton of Midiwives; echos her voice on strategies & vision ensuring the association & midwifery thrive in her country.…
Yoana Stancheva, a YML shares her 'voice' about Bulgarian midwives & her 'Zebra midwives which is the only midwifery practice registered in the country.
The first-ever, ground breaking globl survey of midwives conducted by WHO, ICM & WRA has been released today, 13 October in Geneva
Largest global survey of midwives reveals stark realities for midwives everywhere to be launched in Geneva on 13 October, 2013
The months of June-July saw me in the Hague, Toronto and Glasgow
In September I visited China, Hong Kong and Bulgaria, sharing ICM achievements and discussing on how to use the emerging opportunities.
ICM Vice President, Prof. Address Malata presented a paper on Improving Access to Quality Maternal, New-born & Child Health Services…
Join midwives, nurses, doctors and other health professionals around the world by taking action for quality healthcare for all by…
Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are delivered. Follow the link to learn more…
ICM and Sanofi Espoir Foundation are embarking at implementing a project aimed at strengthening midwifery education in 22 African…
The Arab States midwives have formed a regional network to strengthen midwifery in the region
Our partner WHO has launched 3 publciations to help countires improve their data on stillbirths & maternal & neonatal deaths
Sandra Rumi, Young Midwife Leader (YML) from Bangladesh has been selected to participate in the Global Citizen Music Festival
ICM Board Member, Laurence Monteiro has been elected as Pobè Municipal Councilor
The Mexican Midwifery Association (Asociacion Mexicana de Perteria -AMP) joins the ICM as an associate member!
The ICM Education Award seeks to recognize midwives who created innovative and original educational programs (Available in Spanish & French)
ICM inpartnership with Johnson and Johnson are happy to announce the Marie Goubran memorial award is now open (Spanish & French version available)
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)
A young Engennering student, Asmaa AbdulMajeed Thabit paid tribute to all midwives by composing a special poem
The ICM Board held its annual meeting on 28-30 June 2016 in The Hague. Read more...
The 2016 Midwives For Life Award winners have been announced. Winners are from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
It was a busy and exciting time for ICM, follow the President's diary to learn about her participation and contribution in different…
Did you miss the Young Midwives Leaders declaration of commitment in our our last article? You can still read the full declaration here.
Using internatinal forums to introduce Midwifery Services Framework (MSF)
This document includes highlights and key messages from the World Health Oranization's 2015 global recommendations.
Reflections of 4th Women Deliver Conference with Young Midwife Leaders taking the Lead.
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
Research article published by ICM & partners on Quality Midwifery Care
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.
In celebrating #IDM2016 we will feature 3 Japanese midwives and their role during emergency. Today we feature Kiyomi Ito, former president of IMA
In celebrating #IDM2016 we will feature 3 Japanese midwives and their role during emergency. Today we feature Tomoko Ito, midwife in Sendai city, Miyagi
In celebrating #IDM2016 we will feature 3 Japanese midwives & their role during emergency. Today we feauture Tokiko Ishida, Chairperson, Fukushima Midwives Association
Did you miss the World Health Day articles on Diabetes and RMNCAH? You can still read the six series here
It's a wrap! New record set for Congress Abstract Submissions with 1630 Abstracts logged in
This paper talks about a collaborative partnership between…
Deadline for submission is 11 April 2016.
The closing date for abstract submission is 28 March 2016 at 4 pm Thailand Local time (GMT+7).
The MoPH says 400 medical centers in Afghanistan do not have midwives leaving women facing serious health challenges.
Awards celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Confederation of Midwives (ZICOM) and annual AGM.
Frances spoke at the Jamaica Midwives' Association and attended the International Family Planning Conference in Indonesia.
The Zika virus is now spreading rapidly in the Americas. WHO and The Lancet have provided information to assist health workers.
The Lancet have launched a new Breastfeeding Series - the first of its kind to evaluate global breastfeeding levels, trends and inequalities.
The Lancet Series finds a shocking 2.6 million stillbirths occur annually with half of all stillbirths occurring during labour and birth.
NCEPM workshop has been held in Turkey according to ICM guidelines to develop the Standard Midwifery Education Curriculum.
Follow-Up Visit to Independent Midwives Association Of Lesotho in Preparation for 4th ICM Africa Regional Conference
WRA are recruiting a Maternal and Newborn Health Policy & Advocacy Advisor
GAP Analysis workshop for the ICM/UNFPA project ‘Strengthening midwifery in French speaking Africa’
UNFPA and partners are offering thirty scholarships to fund young midwives with leadership potential to attend.
"Listening to women, thinking as midwives" - May 26, 27 and 28, 2016 in Tarragona, Spain.
Consultation now open for a draft Strategy which will be available online until 30 November 2015.
A report released this month by UNFPA (Arab States Regional Office) analyses the situation of the midwifery workforce in selected Arab countries.
Applications for members from all regions are required to be submitted no later than 18th November 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.
Frances Day-Stirk, ICM President spoke at the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference in Mexico this week.
Frances Day-Stirk and Nester T. Moyo are speaking today at the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference in Mexico.
Midwives' Professional Practice Law passes in Paraguay after Midwives take to the streets demanding regulatory legislation.
New law will enhance the scope of professional practice for midwives and regulate their professional work in Buenos Aires Province.
Midwives for Life Award 2016 is now open for applications from Midwives!
New Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Survey conducted by Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
FIGO, ICM and global partners launch key actions to help achieve new SDGs targeting global women's and children's health.
‘Midwives for a better tomorrow’ was the theme of the Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) Annual Congress, celebrated in September in the city of Herat.
Symposium about challenges and innovative approaches that have improved the sexual and reproductive health of people in fragile environments at KIT.
Interview with Frances Day-Stirk on how integral midwives are to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals.
New WHO and PMNCH Knowledge Summary on Operationalizing Human Rights in Efforts to Improve Health now available.
WHO Midwifery and ICM partnership to enhance the reproductive health of women, and their newborns and families
Frances Day-Stirk will be raising the visibility and voices of women and midwives at events at the 70th UNGA this month.
Day one of a two-day ICM Stakeholder Engagement Meeting in The Hague came to a close after a highly successful and inspiring day.
ICM Board members Sue Bree, Rafat Jan and Mary Kirk report on the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2015.
New training course from ICM and Southern Hemisphere starting this November.
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.
A report from the ICM 2015 Conference in Yokohoma, Japan by Pashtoon Zyaee
This August Frances Day-Stirk visited the first African ICM Member Association and attended a WHO meeting in New Delhi.
ICM is now seeking a skilled and highly motivated Communications Officer to join its team.
Frances Day-Stirk attends the ICM regional conferences of the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Four Scholarships will be awarded by ICM and WABA for the BAP Course in Penang, Malaysia this October.
On the 14th of July, the 5th ICM Americas Regional Conference in Suriname opened with a spectacular flag ceremony. After a musical intermezzo, speakers…
The Midwifery Services Framework - A 'how to' guide for governments.
Recent study recognises the important role of Midwifery Associations in workforce planning.
Singer Abelone Melesse invited to become a UNICEF Ambassador to Ethiopia following her performance at 10,000 Happy Birthdays.
The Lancet Commission on ‘Women and Health: the key for sustainable development’ at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
International Meeting of the Professional Specialty College between 12th - 13th June 2015.
ICM Global Goodwill Ambassador H.E. Toyin Saraki addressed the 60th Annual Meeting of the American College of Nurses-Midwives
Women’s contribution to healthcare constitutes nearly 5% of global GDP but nearly half is unpaid and unrecognized.
An opportunity to join the ICM team as French Speaking Technical Midwife Adviser has arisen - Apply Now!
The ICM has been working with Direct Relief to endorse Midwife Kits which are being provided to Midwives in Nepal after the devastating earthquakes.
It was my great privilege to travel to Santa Barbara for an event in aid of the non-profit organisation Direct Relief.
An opportunity to join the ICM team as Policy and Advocacy Officer has arisen - Apply Now!
Today, on the International Day of the Midwife we honour a very special midwife for her excellence in midwifery.
To celebrate the IDM, the ICM & Sanofi Espoir Foundation are rewarding 10 initiatives taken by midwives…
Share your ‘Dreams for Birth’ and selfie for International Day of the Midwife 2015
Apply for a scholarship to attend the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on 16-19 May 2016
ICM President at the PMNCH Board Meeting in London, April 19th to 21st
Global Health Workforce Alliance toolkit helps organizations encourage greater appreciation & support of health workers.
Midwives across Scotland are invited to attend a free, student-led conference to celebrate International Day of the Midwife.
Deadline 7th April: Canadian Association of Midwives invites you to submit an abstract for the CAM/ACSF 2015 Annual Conference in Montreal.
ICM President Frances Day-Stirk took part in #Midwives4All Workshop & spoke at the Swedish Embassy.
ICM at the Global Dialogue on Midwifery as part of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health
We are very pleased to announce that our Crowdfunding Campaign during November & December was a big success, raising over $42,000 USD.
2015 presents a historic and unprecedented opportunity to improve the lives of people everywhere.
COINN & GEI - New training dates in Rwanda and New Guinea
WHO & PAHO online survey on training curriculum about care for women subjected to intimate partner violence and sexual violence.
The new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health needs your views!
A high-level event discussing the important question if the world has enough midwives will take place in Geneva on Monday 23rd February.
Over 2000 midwives participated in the World Health Organization survey, but African voices are missing: take the survey and contribute from Africa!
Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by UNFPA, UNICEF, FIGO and ICM.
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.
UNFPA is mobilizing midwives in the prevention and care of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and has developed a toolkit to campaign to end FGM.
The Joint Initiative on the MNH Essential Interventions project implemented by three Health Care Professional Associations has successfully been completed.
Principle investigators of Helping Mothers Survive and Helping Babies Survive studies met for a Discussion Forum in Stavanger, Norway.
GHWA has summarized the findings of the feedback on the global Human Resource Strategy and has developed a “synthesis document" to present to WHO.
ICM supports the request of the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative to strengthen the language for the health workforce in the Sustainable Development Goals.
A new clinic in Sierra Leone is giving some of the most vulnerable Ebola patients a better chance at surviving the virus.
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.
In Zimbabwe, ICM conducted a workshop focusing on advocacy for respectful maternity care and unintended pregnancies.
ICM President Frances Day-Stirk attended the World Health Organisation meeting on Building Resilient Systems for Health in Ebola-Affected Countries.
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…
An AIDS free generation is possible, and long overdue! This is not fast tracking, it is business unusual, and it must happen now!!
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.
Join the multi-stakeholder consultations about the new Global Financing Facility (GFF) and include the voices of midwives.
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.
World Prematurity Day is celebrated every year on November 17th to raise awareness for the problem of prematurity.
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.
The expanding Ebola crisis has shone a spotlight on the importance of health workers and accessible, functional health systems.
The Enterprise for Development has launched a competition to identify social enterprise solutions for improving maternal and newborn child health in sub-Saharan…
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.
This is an open consultation on the draft of the newly developed ICM Regulation Toolkit with questions to guide the feedback.
Call to Member Associations: this e-consultation provides the opportunity to contribute, as critical stakeholders, to the development of the Global Health Strategy.
On September 25th, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon hosted the Every Woman every Child event to build…
On 25 September 2014 the establishment of a Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child was announced.
The 64th Session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe from 15th-18th September in Copenhagen, Denmark.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the first regional and international peer-reviewed online midwifery journal called Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM).
Numerous side events to discuss maternal newborn and child health take place during the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York.
Press Release on the Lancet Series on Midwifery
A Competency Based Education (CBE) workshop was conducted in Peru with participants from Argentina, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
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…
WHO Nursing and Midwifery officer receives award of excellence for her outstanding contribution towards the nursing and midwifery causeThe award was presented…
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".
Our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the passengers and crew of Malaysian Airlines flight 17.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report 2014 will be launched on Monday, 7th July.
Update 30.6.2014: On Wednesday 25th of June the State of the World's Midwifery (SoWMy) was launched in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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…
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!
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.
The last day of the ICM Congress started with a truly interesting session titled ‘promotion of midwifery as a career’.
Read the highlights of the 4th day of the 30th ICM Triennial Congress.
Today marked the launch of the long-awaited second State of the World’s Midwifery Report (SoWMy).
Truly inspiring and informative second day of the 30th ICM Triennial Congress.
Read about the fantastic Opening Ceremony that marked the start of the 30th ICM Triennial Congress.
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.
Sign up for the #ICMLive Daily Delivery and be part of all that is happening during Congress!
Update 21.5.2014: WHO’s annual assembly opens in Geneva today.
Update 19.5.2014: Read the summary of key meetings happening in Geneva this week.
Update 21.5.2014: Read about the events taking place all over the world on IDM.
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.
World Leaders Consultation on Uniting for Safe Legal Abortion was held in Washington, DC, on March 24–25.
We are pleased to announce that nominations may now be submitted for the Dorothea Lang Leadership Award. Deadline is 15th of April.
Update 2.4.2014: Conference on different components of Midwifery Education and successful experiences and lessons learned…
Frances Day-Stirk attended the Commonwealth Nurses Federation Conference, where a historic name change was made.
ICM together with Jhpiego is pleased to announce an award that will be presented to an outstanding midwife at the Triennial Congress in Prague.
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!
ICM and FIGO are pleased to launch a joint statement on the use of misoprostol for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage.
The SoWMy Core Group hosted a data analysis workshop to gain consensus on the key messages coming from SoWMy 2014 data.
The ICM is delighted to announce that Her Excellency Toyin Saraki has accepted the Board’s invitation to be the Inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador.
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.
ICM Board Member for Northern Europe, Ingela Wiklund, attended a WHO meeting in Geneva to include the midwifery perspective.
ICM President, Frances Day-Stirk, attended the Africa Healthcare Summit 2014.
ICM Vice President Debrah Lewis speaks about why fathers should be present at birth during her TEDx Talk in Port of Spain.
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.
Your comments on the Every Newborn Action Plan will ensure that the midwives' perspective is included in this crucial document.
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.
Tell your story and win free congress registration for Prague 2014 and all expenses paid by Ipas. Deadline for entry: February 1, 2014.
A new project is focusing on a stronger collaboration of health care professionals to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies.
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.
Consensus statement on post abortion family planning: a key component of post abortion care.
Updated 22.11.2013 ICM at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health
ICM Vice President, Debrah Lewis, attended the World Congress of Surgery, Obstetrics, Trauma and Anesthesia (WCSOTA) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
A recent study with over 16,000 pregnant women has shown that midwife-led care has several benefits for mothers and babies.
Our partner, the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, has developed an advocacy guide for Respectful Maternity Care with a foreword from ICM President.
The 63rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe was held in Çeşme Izmir, Turkey.
Today ICM was honored with a visit from Ugandan midwife Esther Madudu, who is Ambassador for the AMREF campaign.
ICM President Frances Day-Stirk reports from the meeting titled: "Keeping our promises to women and children".
ICM is contributing to the finalization of global guidelines on tobacco and substance abuse in pregnancy.
Laerdal Global Health has won the INDEX: Award - the most highly regarded design award in the world.
Irene Dela Torre appointed as new Board Member for The Americas.
WHO South East Asia Regional meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on the Quality of Midwifery Education and Services
ICM Board Member Deliwe Nyathikazi was a guest in Al Jazeera’s talk show South2North discussing maternal health in Africa.
ICM staff participated in a workshop on writing for publication in order to inform its audiences on completed projects and lessons learned.
ICM facilitated a workshop for midwives on Midwife Association development during the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health conference in Samoa.
The ICM Board announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive.
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!
ICM's official journal, the International Journal of Childbirth (IJC), offers ICM members and their members a discount of 30% on the subscription rate.
At Women Deliver UNFPA announced on Wednesday that a second State of the World's Midwifery report is planned
Updated 30.May: WOMEN Deliver was attended by participants from 150 countries worldwide. ICM reports from the conference.
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.
Updated on 24th May: Story-telling, conferences, gatherings, panel discussions. The International Day of the Midwife was celebrated with many events.
Today WHO and UNICEF launched a plan to fight pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under five years, aiming to end preventable deaths by 2025.
The Sanofi Espoir Foundation in partnership with ICM is launching a call for projects focused on fighting maternal and neonatal mortality in developing countries.
There are 1,000 days to accelerate action on issues such as hunger, access to education, improved sanitation, maternal health and gender equality.
Check out what you can do: Events - News - Follow online - Resources - IWD donations
Family Care International (FCI) receives MacArthur Foundation Award
The Dorothea M. Lang Pioneer Award honors an exceptional CNM/CM who meets the following criteria.
"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…
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…
The Code of Ethics and Philosophy, Model of Midwifery Care and other…
In suppport of midwifery developement, ICM's President, Frances Day-Stirk was recently in China and met with key stakeholders.
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.
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.
The 13th Panhellenic Midwifery Conference, titled 'Evidence – Based Midwifery', will take place between 18-21 September 2014 in the beautiful city of Nafplio, Greece.
Byron Bay, Australia
“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!
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 email@example.com or + 44 (0)20 7223 5618.
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).
New York City
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.
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.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London
Theme - Making the transition from an industrialised model of maternity care to a social model of birth
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Theme: Quality Care for Women throughout Life: Partners for Health
Royal Society of Medicine, London
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Cerebra is a national research charity committed to improving the lives of children with neurological conditions.
Globally and virtually
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.
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.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 15th January 2016
Information en Francais / Informacion en Espanol can be found here
Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
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.
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.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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!
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
Westminster, London, UK
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.
The next ICM Triennial Congress will be held in Toronto, Canada in June 2017.
For more information: http://www.midwives2017.org