Cathy Warwick General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives led a study tour to South Africa

In a guest blog Cathy Warwick reflects on the study tour she led to South Africa and compares the challenges with the circumstances in the UK and Australia

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…

Midwives are the linchpin in the health system

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives in family planning. The series continues with a guest blog from the partner organisation White Ribbon Alliance, written by Theresa Shaver, President, White Ribbon Alliance

Midwives are the linchpin in the health system and save lives. Yet two thirds of women in the poorest, least developed countries…

Out of Luck? How BEmONC helped Ashura survive

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives in family planning. The series continues with a guest blog from the partner organisation Jhpiego, written by Maryjane Lacoste, Country Director, Jhpiego-Tanzania


Wampembe, Tanzania—In this remote corner of western Tanzania, where the nearest hospital is four hours away on a rutted, rock-strewn…

Measuring a nation’s strength through the health of its mothers and babies

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives in family planning. The series continues with a guest blog from World Vision and their Child Health Now campaign, written by Sue England who is a midwife and World Vision International’s maternal, newborn and child health technical director, providing advice and technical support to World Vision health…

Family Planning - Lifesaving Information

In a mini-blog series ICM is highlighting the role of midwives in family planning. The series starts with a guest blog from the partner organisation MCHIP, written by: Anne Pfitzer, MCHIP Family Planning Team Lead, and Katrin DeCamp, MCHIP Communications.

Since the last International Day of the Midwife, global attention…