News Archive 2017

21 December 2017
ICM President's message

Message from Franka Cadée, ICM President on her six months reflection since she was elected as President.

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8 December 2017
Exploration meeting on relationship between Medical Doctors and Professional Midwives

Exploration meeting on relationship between medical doctors and professional midwives was held in Mexico City, MExico…

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4 December 2017
Nester T Moyo: 17 years of dedicated commitment to midwifery and midwives globally

Nester T Moyo, ICM's Senior Midwifery Leader retires after 17 years of dedicated service in the field of midwifery

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4 December 2017
The South Sudan Nursing and Midwifery Conference

Jemima Dennis-Antwi, ICM Board Member Africa (Anglophone) Region attended the South Sudan Nursing and Midwifery Conference…

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1 December 2017
ICM welcomes new staff

ICM welcomes Ann Yates as Lead Midwifery Advisor and Florence West as Midwife Advisor responsible for 50,000 Happy Birthdays…

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29 November 2017
Cyprus midwives humanise care for their pregnant women

The Cyprus Midwices Association becomes the first one to be officially visited by the new President since her inauguration. …

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20 November 2017
Building Momentum for the Expansion of Midwifery in Mexico and Beyond

Over the last 5 years, countries around the world have begun to undertake new initiatives to improve maternal health ourcomes…

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13 November 2017
All4Maternity: Your place for Learning, Sharing, Caring

An online platform - All4Maternity to support, educate and nuture midwives and other maternity workers globaly has been…

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13 November 2017
Latin American ICM Member Association's President's meeting

Sandra Oyarzo-Torres and Emmanuelle Hébert, Board Members for the Americas Region attended the Latin American ICM Member…

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10 November 2017
Preventing PPH: Saving lives of mothers and babies

Alex James, a midwife and midwifery educator designed a project to save the lives of mothers and their newborns, especially…

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3 November 2017
Strengthening Midwifery through Competency Based Education (CBE)

TAMA conducted two CBE worshops to strengthen midwifery education and expand knowledge to the available midwifery workforce…

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1 November 2017
Kyrgyzstan MOH approves Chief Midwife Post in the Ministry

Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Health has approved a Chief Midiwfe post in the Ministry, which will ensure strong presence and…

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31 October 2017
New ICM Regional Groupings

The ICM Council approved the adoption of the new regional groupings as per World Health Organization's regional grouping

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30 October 2017
Chilean Midwives hold their 7th International Conference on Midwifery

The Chilean Midwives Association held its 7th International Congress on Midwifery in Concepción with over 300 midwives…

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25 October 2017
ICM Representation at United Nations General Assembly 2017

ICM's representation at the many different side events during the 2017 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA2017)

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12 October 2017
Board meeting communique 2-6 October 2017

The first official meeting of the incoming ICM Board, elected in Toronto in June was held in The Hague from 2-6 October.…

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9 October 2017
Board Meeting 2-6 October

The Board Members worked on the ICM Strategy for the next triennium 2017-2020. See photo snippets 

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2 October 2017
My journey as a midwife

Read Thuy Tien Tran's story as she narrates what inspired her to become a midwife and her determination to develop midwifery…

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29 September 2017
Empowering Tajikistan midwives through leadership and advocacy

ICM conducted a leadership and advocacy workshop for Tajikstan midwives as part of the strategy on strengthening midwives…

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28 September 2017
Tanzanian midwives: increasing knowledge through CBE

Tanzanian midwives have reported that their confidence and competence of CBE has increased significantly over the course…

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27 September 2017
Call for submission: Stories for the Healthy Newborn Network

ICM is partnerning with Save the Children's Healthy Newborn Network to promote midwifery as a solution to critical gaps…

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23 September 2017
Webinar: The Global Consensus Statement as a Tool for Advocacy

Franka Cadée, ICM President will be speaking on a The Global Consensus Statement as a Tool for Advocacy webinar on 25th…

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22 September 2017
State of Midwifery Report 2017 in Eastern and Southern Africa

Launch of the State of Midwifery Report 2017 in Eastern and Southern Africa titled:- Analysis of the Sexual Reproductive,…

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13 September 2017
Bali 2020: Early bird registration

The 32nd ICM Triennial Congress will be held in Bali, Indonesia from 21-25 June 2020. Early bird registration is open…

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29 August 2017
"Kekeli" - Female Community Health Promoters

Olivia Kroening-Roche, a certified Nurse-Midwife, Programme Director and Co-Founder of Rural Health Collabirative, tells…

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28 August 2017
Member Associations give feedback on the Global Midwives Association Map

ICM would like to tahnk all Member Associations who gave feedback on the Global Midwifery Map, which was launched during…

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23 August 2017
New documents posted

You can now access the revised position statements, definiton of a midwife and Bill of Rights for women from the links…

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6 July 2017
Board Communiqué

The ICM Board met on 9-11 June, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Read the final communiqué here 

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4 July 2017
Call for proposals HMS BAB & HBB

ICM announces call for proposal to participate in scaling up Helping Mothers Survive and HBB. Available…

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30 June 2017
From 10,000 to 50,000 Happy birthdays!

ICM is delighted to announce a call for proposals to National Midwives Associations interested in scaling up the simulation-based…

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17 June 2017
ICM Delegates vote for new President and board members

The ICM Council voted for the new president, vice president and baord members during the 31st Triennial Congress council…

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16 June 2017
ICM congratulates the Canadian Government on the launch of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

ICM commends the Canadian Government for its commitment to the rights of girls and women with the launch of its Feminist…

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15 June 2017
Welcome to the 31st Triennial Congress

The 31st ICM Triennial Congress is scheduled for 18-22 June. It will be presided by the March for more Midwives on 17th…

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14 June 2017
ICM launches midwives map

The International Confederation of Midwives in collabiration with Direct Relief; today in Toronto launched a 

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9 June 2017
31st ICM Congress Countdown: 10-16 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…

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7 June 2017
March for More Midwives!

March for More Midwives will take place on Saturday 17th June, thousands of midwives will take to the streets…

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2 June 2017
31st ICM Congress Countdown: 3 - 9 June

17 days left to the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada 18-22 June, 2017. Join us in the third week of the…

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26 May 2017
31st ICM Triennial Congress Countdown: May 27 - June 2

22 days left to the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada - 18-22 June 2017. Join us in the second week of the…

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25 May 2017
Bravo New Zealand Midwives!

New Zealand midwives, lead by Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives Karen Guilliland, have made history…

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23 May 2017
In Loving Memory of Dorothea M Lang

ICM was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dorothea M Lang 

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17 May 2017
31st Triennial Congress Countdown

30 days left to the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada 18-22 June 2017. Join us in the official social media…

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10 May 2017
Story Series Celebrates Vital Role of Midwives

Read the story of Liberian Midwife Lucy Barh who has seen it all in her three decades of experience serving mothers and…

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9 May 2017
ICM and Medical Aid Film launch new film celebrating the vital role of midwives globally

ICM in collaboration with Medical Aid Films have launched a film titled "A Midwife Like Me" celebrating the vital…

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5 May 2017
Happy International Day of the Midwife!

Join us in celebrating the International Day of the Midwife! Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!

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21 April 2017
Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) 2017

The VIDM is an annual free 24-hour online international conference celebrating midwifery and birth-related matters on…

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20 April 2017
Midwives award winners announced!

ICM is delighted to announce the 2016 and 2017 Marie Goubran winners and  2017 Research and Education award winners

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5 April 2017
Get ready for ICM Congress 2017!

Book your Hotel accommodation before it's too late!

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5 April 2017
#IDM2017 Resource pack available, Dossier de ressources, Paquete de recursos!

The #IDM2017 Resource pack is now available. You can now download the logo, posters and all the resources. 

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22 March 2017
2017 ICM Congress - Workshops available for booking!

ICM Worshop programme available, book early to avaoid dissapointments! First come, first serve basis

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16 March 2017
The International Journal of Childbirth accepted for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citations Index (ESCI).

The IJC has been accepted for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citations Index (ESCI)

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8 March 2017
Message on International Women's Day 2017

"Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

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6 March 2017
February diary: Busy and diverse month!

Month of February saw ICM President in India, Dubai and USA as the Voice of ICM and midwives

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6 March 2017
Introducing Midwifery Services Framework (MSF) in India

Exploring potential for MSF in India 

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27 February 2017
1 Day until the Early Bird Registration Deadline!

You still have a chance to register before the deadline TOMORROW! 

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23 February 2017
Rwandan YML making a difference in her community

A young Midwifery Leader (YML) from Rwanda, Yvonne Nsaba Uwera is making a difference in her community by organising SRHR…

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21 February 2017
Development of Midwifery Education Accreditation Programme underway

ICM has contracted Swis TPH to carry out the development of Midwifery Education Accreditation Programme

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20 February 2017
The Dorothea Lang Leadership Award

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Dorothea Lang Leadership Award is now open! French & Spanish

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17 February 2017
Requests for comments on the revision of two definitions - skilled attendant at birth and maternal death

Feedback is being sought from all stakeholders on 2 definitions - skilled attendant at birth and maternal deaths 

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31 January 2017
Dubai International Nursing & Midwifery Congress

Join the International Confederation of Midwives and a community of health practioners for the Dubai International Nursing…

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30 January 2017
Midwives can help break the obesity legacy

Experts from 35 institutions in 12 different countries have been working to investigate how early nutrition can have an…

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27 January 2017
ICM Statement on Global Gag Rule

Information note: ICM's statement on Global Gag Rule 

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25 January 2017
2017 International Midwifery Award

ICM and Save the Children have partnered since 2004 to recognize and reward midwives who have made a difference in their…

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17 January 2017
ICM appoints Dr. Sally Pairman, an experienced midwife leader as New Chief Executive

ICM has a new Chief Executive. Dr. Sally Pairman succeeds Frances Ganges, who was the Chief Executive for 31/2 years. 

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11 January 2017
CALL FOR EDUCATION PROPOSALS 2017

The ICM Education Award seeks to recognize midwives who created innovative and original educational programs (Francais/…

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11 January 2017
CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS 2017

Call for research proposals 2017 is now open. Research is the foundation of ICM 3 pillars and lifeblood of any vibrant…

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11 January 2017
CALL FOR NOMINEES: MARIE GOUBRAN AWARD 2017

ICM inpartnership with Johnson and Johnson are happy to announce the Marie Goubran memorial award is now open (Francais/Espanol)

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