International Day of the Midwife 2013

The growing success of the International Day of the Midwife continues in 2013 with the new, interactive website and social media pages as powerful platforms to campaign globally to highlight the important role midwives play in the health of mothers and children.

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What was happening on IDM 2013? We have been posting blogs on our website about midwives and their role in family planning and we also had guest blogs from partner organizations. We changed our appearance on social media to increase visibility.

Our partners supported us above and beyond. Read the joint statement by UNFPA in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.

Read the Statement issued by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) here

View the Info graphic produced by Integrare here.

Read how Midwives all over the world celebrated IDM here.

IDM officially begun with the opening speech of ICM President at the Virtual International Day of the Midwife that went on for 24hrs!!! On Monday 6th ICM and our partners had a Twitter chat starting at 14 GMT using #midwivesmatter. 

In 2013 the International Day of the Midwife theme continued to be:
The World Needs Midwives Now More than Ever!

This overarching theme and our sub theme that Midwives Save Lives¹ is increasingly relevant as the 2015 deadline for realising the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws ever closer.

Resources and Posters:

A new resource pack has been put together to support all our Midwives Associations in planning their own IDM event. It is downloadable from the website and was also distributed to our Midwives Associations. The pack contains ideas, tools and information: to support MAs' memorable events, provide a set of messages and images for use, plus suggestions of how you can leverage the media and highlight local activities. It will include guidelines and suggestions for use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogging.

Please note that you need to click on each underlined word to be able to download it in the right size and definition. 

IDM Resource Pack to download

IDM Key Messages in Spanish, French, and English

IDM Event Poster to download as pdf or as Word.doc for you to insert your own logo.

IDM Poster

IDM Facebook Cover photo to download

Facebook Cover photo

IDM Facebook Profile photo to download

IDM Facebook Profile photo

IDM Twitter Header to download

Twitter Header

IDM Twitter photo to download

Twitter photo

IDM Leaderboard to download

IDM Leaderboard

IDM MPU to download


IDM Skyscraper to download

IDM Skyscraper

IDM Super Skyscraper to download

IDM Super Skyscraper

Keeping you in touch

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  • Youtube
  • LinkedIn
  • Flickr
  • Pinterest

ICM is the only global organisation representing the world’s midwives and midwifery.