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.…

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…

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…