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IDM: Midwives – the workforce we need for a warming world

6 May 2024 @ 03:00 CEST
English, French, Spanish
Hosted By: ICM

Join us for a virtual panel discussion titled “Midwives: the workforce we need for a warming world” on Monday, May 6th, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CEST. This event, part of our 2024 International Day of the Midwife celebrations, will offer a unique opportunity to explore how midwives, as the frontline workforce, are not only first responders to climate catastrophes but also integral contributors to health systems striving to become more sustainable. 

In this session, you will hear from global leaders, experts, and midwives who have worked on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Don’t miss this insightful conversation on how midwives emerge as the indispensable workforce, making health systems more sustainable, combating climate change, and ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for all.  

The event is set to feature the following distinguished speakers:

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO
  • Sally Pairman – Chief Executive, ICM
  • Sandra Oyarzo Torres – President, ICM
  • Rafia Rauf – National Coordinator, White Ribbon Alliance Pakistan Chapter
  • Jahan Zuberi – Certified Professional Midwife, Mama Baby Fund
  • Paulina Ospina – Associate Director, Maternal & Child Health Programs, Direct Relief
  • Maeve O’Connell – Assistant Professor of Midwifery at Fatima College of Health Sciences Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates