Marie Goubran Memorial Award Project Report January – June, 2015

The 2014 Marie Goubran Award was presented to Kingsley Musama during the ICM Triennial Congress in Prague in 2014. This was the first time ever that the award was presented to a male midwife! Kingsley is a midwife at Chikwa Rural Health Centre in Chama district, Zambia. This is the first half year report about his project.

MY MIDWIVES ASSOCIATION: Afghanistan - Pashtoon Zyaee

Advocacy - The Game Changer

In the first of a series of blogs outlining the benefits of joining fellow midwives as part of a Midwifery Association to push for change, Pashtoon Zyaee tells how she influenced Afghanistan government policy on midwifery education in two hours of face to face advocacy. 

"Best Midwife" competition takes place in Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe

IDM Tajikistan

The Midwives Association of Tajikistan held a ‘Best Midwife’ competition on May 5th, the…

Dreams for Birth: ICM Goodwill Ambassador, Her Excellency, Toyin Saraki

 My Dream for Birth

toyin saraki

“In my dream for childbirth, I  would start even before pregnancy. I would like to see a…

Dreams for Birth: Maria del Carmen Caceres Tena

My dream for childbirth is that when a woman has someone who respects her, will not judge her, who accompanies her and her feelings whatever those are, and who protects her privacy, TRUST appears. Then her dreams for the birth are met.

How Ebola affects Midwives in Liberia and Sierra Leone

As the Ebola epidemic rages on, it greatly affects midwives in their work to care for pregnant women, mothers and their babies. Since the Ebola crisis the health system has been crutched and in many ways and the efforts to improve maternal and newborn health have been undermined. “In Liberia too many health workers contracted the virus and died just like that”, says Anita Varney, Assistant Secretary…

“It is the task of the midwife, where there are women and children, that is where we go”

A young Indonesian midwife shares with us why she is going to work in a hard to reach area, what challenges she is expecting and what impact she hopes to have. Her writing has only been marginally changed to keep it as authentic as possible.

Midwife Sri as Ambassador for Health Workers

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives and the changes they bring about. The series continues with a blog about midwife Sri from Indonesia.

How Nancy changed a whole community by giving hope to a girl

Nancy Ale is a midwife with over 30 years experience working in a public hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires is not only the capital of Argentina, but also a province with 24 districts, the size of Italy. The living standards between the capital and the provinces are extremely different with high standards in the capital and very low standards in the communities. Nancy says that universities…

‘I feel proud to be making a difference as a midwife!’

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives. The series continues with a blog about Kingsley Musama from Zimbabwe.