Advocacy, Sustainability

Announcing the Launch of the International Day of the Midwife Toolkit 

9 April 2024

As we gear up to commemorate the International Day of the Midwife (IDM) on 05 May, we are thrilled to announce the launch of this year’s IDM toolkit!

Why Celebrate IDM 2024?

This year’s theme is “Midwives: A Vital Climate Solution”. Climate change poses unprecedented challenges to health, especially for women and babies. As midwives, we play a pivotal role in reducing the effects of climate change. Our model of care is inherently sustainable, and by promoting continuity of midwife care, we can ensure healthier outcomes while using a sustainable, low-resource model of care.

What’s in the Toolkit?

Our IDM toolkit is packed with resources to help you celebrate and advocate. From ready-to-use social media messages to vibrant flyers and banners, we’ve got you covered. For the first time, our toolkit includes easily  ditable graphics, allowing you to customise messages with your own translations and photos. Plus, we’re unveiling an official IDM badge for member associations and partners to proudly display.

Join the Celebration!

Mark your calendars for our upcoming IDM events on Friday 03 May, and Monday 06 May. These virtual gatherings will be fantastic opportunities to learn and amplify our voices to include midwives as part of the climate solution.


We encourage all who are celebrating IDM to also submit your events through our online form. Your event may be featured in our official toolkit, reaching a global audience and inspiring others to join in your celebration.

Spread the Word!

Let’s make #IDM2024 memorable by sharing this toolkit far and wide. Whether you’re a midwife, advocate, or supporter, your involvement is crucial in showing that midwives are a vital climate solution.

Together, let’s advocate for investment, resources, and autonomy to integrate continuity of midwife care into health system planning for climate resilience. Join us in celebrating IDM and advocating for a healthier planet and more sustainable communities.

#MidwivesAndClimate #IDM2024