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Back 19 June 2014

Saving 10,000 Mothers and Newborns

ICM Chief Executive Frances Ganges attended an event in Stavanger, Norway to kick-off the campaign to make 10,000 more happy birthdays. The event was organized by Laerdal Global Health and featured Norwegian performers as well as a panel of distinguished speakers. 

The revenue from the tickets went to the fundraising campaign for the 10,000 Happy Birthdays'project. For 1000 NOK, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) can train and support a midwife to save one extra life. The donations will be used to train, equip and support 10,000 midwives in Zambia and Malawi in the Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive programs.The goal is to help at least 10,000 more mothers and newborns survive in Malawi and Zambia by the end of 2016. And make 10,000 more happy birthdays.  

"We are committed to create a global reach of these highly sustainable initiatives, and contribute to the reversing of the unacceptable loss of life at birth. ICM is well placed to reach tens of thousands of midwives with these lifesaving measures by working through our more than 100 member associations around the globe"- Frances Day-Stirk, ICM President. 

Laerdal Global Health will match the raised funds, up to 5 million NOK.

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