"All the women I met have let some kind of a trace inside of me"

In a mini-blog series for IDM2014 ICM is highlighting the role of midwives. The series continues with a guest blog from the Nele Segers, a Belgian midwife working for Doctors without Borders.

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…

Midwives changing lives and communities in Herat Province, Afghanistan

After losing her first baby two years ago as a 15 year old, JanBibi recently gave birth to a baby boy who was born prematurely, weighing just 1400 grams. A midwife named Malali and a recently established Neonatal Unit at Rezaee Hospital in Herat Province, Afghanistan were the difference between life and death. Unfortunately this life saving health service was not…

‘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.

Midwife in South Sudan Champions Innovative Program to Reduce Bleeding after Birth

The world’s youngest country, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 after the world’s longest civil war. These years of unrest left the country’s health care system with inadequate infrastructure, personnel and funding, causing adverse health consequences—particularly for women and children.

Mary Rose Dalaka sees this reality every day.…

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…