Midwives of Togo organize SOWMy process

After receiving information from ICM on the planned State of the World’s Midwifery Report 2014 (SOWMy), the President of the Togo Midwives Association, Héloise Adandogou-dAlmeida acted promptly and contacted the local UNFPA office to obtain information…

Midwives make a Difference


Talking about midwives in the development context may seem out of place at first, as many people might not be aware of the work they do. However, looking deeper it becomes clear that midwives play a vital role in development, especially with regard to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). So what exactly is a midwife and what do they do?
The word midwife literally means ‘with woman’.…

Dutch pregnant women wish to have midwife-led care in their vicinity

A recent study conducted by TNS NIPO (Dutch survey agency) has shown that Dutch women wish to have midwife-led care in their vicinity, and choice on where to give birth.

The tale of a male midwife

Jojit at work“I have the same skills and education as a female midwife”, says Jojit Gonzales Binimile, a male midwife from the Philippines. Jojit works in his community in the town of Pantukan in Mindanao, a region in the Philippines troubled…

Bangladesh Midwifery Society (BMS)

The Bangladesh Midwifery Society (BMS) celebrated its third foundation day last week. It was founded in August 2010 by 24 founding members who were all part of the first batch of the newly introduced 6-months post-basic Certificate in Midwifery programme for nurse-midwives.The Government of Bangladesh initiated this programme…

Midwives Association of Guyana

FACTS AND FIGURES
Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America, shares borders with the following countries: Suriname (east), Venezuela (west) and Brazil (south). To its north is the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 751,223 (census 2002). There are approximately 600 midwives in both the public and private health sectors…

Launch of The State of Ethiopia’s Midwifery 2012 Report

The midwifery profession in Ethiopia is growing size and quality of service yet continues to face significant challenges, reports a new landmark publication entitled The State of Ethiopia’s Midwifery. The study, launched by the Ethiopian Midwives Association

A Midwife receives the REAL Award

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives. The series continues with a guest blog from AMREF, written by Sharon Rainey.

The REAL Awards, are a ‘first-of-its kind awards platform designed to develop greater respect for and appreciation of the life-saving care provided by health workers around the world'. They were founded by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and…

Quality Education for Quality Midwives: the Mogadishu Midwifery School

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives in family planning. The series continues with a guest blog from Women and Health Alliance (WAHA), written by Eric Otieno, WAHA’s Medical Coordinator in Somalia, and Kate Leisner, WAHA’s Communications Specialist.

In the struggle to increase midwifery worldwide, education and training are invariably at the forefront. Efforts to…

Getting past the “Shamejob”

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives in family planning. We have spoken to Sheryl Alexander and Bernadette Lack, who both have worked as outreach midwives and offer a tiny peek into their work around Family Planning…