News Archive 2011

21 December 2011: Registration is now open for the ICM Asia Pacific Conference 2012 'For the health of women and children: Let's take action'. Many countries in the Asia Pacific region have some of the world's worst maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity rates and this conference supports the midwives of Vietnam in highlighting the need to further develop midwifery in the region. Read more...

20 December 2011: A joint statement on promoting midwifery services in India has been published by ngos supporting India's efforts to achieve Millenium Development Goal 5. Read more...

12 December 2011: Robin Lim, an American midwife has been named as CNN Hero of the Year for her work helping thousands of poor Indonesian women have a healthy pregnancy and birth. 'Every baby's first breath on earth should be healthy and strong. Every birth could be safe and loving. But our world is not there yet'. Read more ...

25 November 2011: Birthplace releases results of the cohort study and other studies conducted as part of the Birthplace in England research programme. Download summary of key findings.

Midwifery, maternal health and lobbying at UN General Assembly

Latest news: Congress 2011 news and State of the World Midwifery Report news

Messages from the World Health Assembly - Geneva, 16-24 May 2011

WRA: Breaking the Silence on Stillbirths Lire en Français

Letter to President Kikwete

Campaign to end fistula: Spring Update

Photographs from 20+ countries celebrating IDM 2011

IDM 2011 events around the world

More IDM news and photos on Facebook.

Read IDM news from PMNCH (30+ IDM 2011 stories)

ICM President's Message:
Video message from ICM President Bridget Lynch in Afghanistan

Feliz dia internacional de la matrona! Un mensaje de nuestra Presidenta

ICM President Bridget Lynch speaks at World Health Assembly

Time to Make the Promise of Equality a Reality - Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women

UNFPA-UNICEF press release: Decreases in FGM/C

PMNCH Breakfast Briefing on “State of the World's Midwifery 2011” - World Health Assembly

ICM Secretary General's Message for UN Radio

International Day of the Midwife 2011 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin in English; en français; en español

Afghan Midwives Association: IDM 2011 and Congress Press Release

British Journal of Midwifery - Award winners announced on IDM 2011

Marie Goubran Award - Nominations open. Closing date for nominations: Friday, 8 April 2011

Prix Commémoratif Marie Goubran
Premio Marie Goubran

ICM/Save the Children EVERY ONE Midwife Award - nominations now open
Closing date for nominations: 15 April 2011

Prémio para Parteiras da Campanha “Por Todas as Crianças” da Save the Children

Midwifery Association Pakistan President Imtiaz Kamal recognised as one of top 100 most inspiring people delivering for girls and women: “Women Deliver 100”

International Women's Day 2011:
- WRA Call to Action
- ARB Appel a l'action
- Natalie Imbruglia's video message
- Dr. Hamlin's message

State of the World’s Midwifery report

l’État de la pratique de sage-femme dans le monde

El estado mundial de la partería

Read the latest ICM Newsletter: Winter Edition

Sarah Brown
- Call for Action Against Maternal Mortality
- Meeting the Need for Health Workers

Congress e-news March 2011

Read the February ICM Congress Newsletter

British Journal of Midwifery: The Midwifery Practice Awards 2011

The Regional Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction (GTR) E-Bulletin (no.3)

Grupo de Trabajo Regional para la Reducción de la Mortalidad Materna (GTR) BOLETÍN INFORMATIVO NRO. 3 de 2011

WRA Call to Action: International Womens Day 2011

ARB Appel a l'action: Journée Internationale de la Femme 2011

Merlin’s Hands Up For Health Workers campaign calls on world leaders to commit to urgent investment in health workers in crisis countries, demanding they get the training, equipment, pay and support they need. Without this we argue thousands of people will continue to die needlessly and global health targets will not be met. Please join our campaign and raise your hand for a health worker today. To find out more about Merlin please visit:

ICM-FIGO Call to Action to Global Leaders

Call to Action to Global Leaders at the United Nations Secretary General's Meeting 22 September

SYMPOSIUM: Strengthening Midwifery
On 5-6 June 2010, ICM and UNFPA in collaboration with partner organisations WHO, GHWA, JHPIEGO, FIGO, UNICEF, and the World Bank organised an international symposium in Washington D.C. Read more...

Read the Call to Action in English; en français; en español

Read the latest ICM Newsletter (Volume 3 2010)

Laos: Midwife Training Resumes After 20 Years. Read the full story here...

Integrating maternal and child health with Global Fund for non-communicable diseases

Healthy Newborn Network News November

Partners Support ICM Global Midwifery Standards

Marie Goubran Award 2011 Winner Announced

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