News Archive 2013

20 December 2013
ICM is developing a new Framework

A group of experts gathered in The Hague in the past two days to provide feedback and input into a new document ICM is…

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16 December 2013
European Midwives Association Conference

The EMA Education conference was held in Maastricht, The Netherlands on 28/29th of November 2013. 

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13 December 2013
Working together is more effective than working alone

A new project is focusing on a stronger collaboration of health care professionals to improve the quality of care for…

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12 December 2013
Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season!

We look forward to working with you in 2014. Please note ICM HQ will close on 23 December and re-open on 6 January 2014.

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10 December 2013
What is a midwife?

During the ICM workshop in Cape Town participants discussed the different concepts they have about what a midwife is. 

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3 December 2013
Empowering midwives through knowledge

Update 6.12.2013: ICM held two workshops at the annual conference of the Society of Midwives of South…

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22 November 2013
Reducing Maternal Mortality within a Framework of Rights

ICM Board Member Mirian Solis attended two meetings in Latin America and the

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21 November 2013
Reducing the rates of cesarean sections

ICM Board members and ICM President attended the 3rd National 2nd International Midwifery Congress in Antalya, Turkey. 

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18 November 2013
Joint Commitment to Include Family Planning in Postabortion Care

Consensus statement on post abortion family planning: a key component of post abortion care. Read more...

13 November 2013
Largest Forum Ends with a Declaration

Updated 22.11.2013 ICM at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

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11 November 2013
Family Planning Conference yields new Committments

Updated 22.11.2013 ICM was on the consultative committee for guidelines on postpartum family planning…

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8 November 2013
French midwives on strike

French midwives are demanding to be recognised as first-line practitioners and be integrated into the healthcare plans. 

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4 November 2013
Strengthening Leadership Workshop

Workshop on using Twinning, Leadership and Mentoring as a way of strengthening Midwives Associations, organized by the…

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1 November 2013
Introducing ICM to Midwifery Students

ICM on panel of experts for project proposals from Helping Babies Breathe to postpartum neonatal examination and family…

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25 October 2013
Competency Based Education Workshop

21 participants from the Caribbean attended the Competency Based Education Workshop for Midwifery Educators in Trinidad,…

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21 October 2013
Bridging science and practice

ICM Vice President, Debrah Lewis, attended the World Congress of Surgery, Obstetrics, Trauma and Anesthesia (WCSOTA) in…

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17 October 2013
Midwife-led care - best option for childbearing women

A recent study with over 16,000 pregnant women has shown that midwife-led care has several benefits for mothers and babies. 

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16 October 2013
New Guide for Advocacy in RMC

Our partner, the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, has developed an advocacy guide for Respectful Maternity Care…

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7 October 2013
Collaboration between all parties affects health positively

The 63rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe was held in Çeşme Izmir, Turkey. 

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1 October 2013
"Having a baby should be a time of joy"

Today ICM was honored with a visit from Ugandan midwife Esther Madudu, who is Ambassador for the AMREF campaign. 

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24 September 2013
Keeping our promises to women and children

ICM President Frances Day-Stirk reports from the meeting titled: "Keeping our promises to women and children".

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12 September 2013
A Promise Renewed

A conference for Latin America and the Caribbean is taking place September 10-12, 2013 in Panama City.

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12 September 2013
Drugs and alcohol in pregnancy

ICM is contributing to the finalization of global guidelines on tobacco and substance abuse in pregnancy.

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11 September 2013
Strengthening Midwifery Workforce in Sub-Saharan Africa

Participants from eight African countries are at the ICM workshop in Kampala, Uganda titled “Strengthening Midwifery Workforce…

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30 August 2013
Congratulations to Laerdal Global Health – Winner of the INDEX: Award 2013

Laerdal Global Health has won the INDEX: Award - the most highly regarded design award in the world.

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27 August 2013
New Board Member for Americas

Irene Dela Torre appointed as new Board Member…

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20 August 2013
"What can we do better in a more focused way?”

On the 19th of August, ICM Board Member Deliwe Nyathikazi and ICM International Midwife Advisor Abigail Kyei attended…

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13 August 2013
Leadership Training for Midwives Association of Zambia (MAZ)

ICM conducted a leadership training in Zambia from 5-7 August 2013 as part of the IMC/UNFPA Investing in Midwives Programme.

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5 August 2013
Working visit to Liberia

In Liberia, ICM's Regional Midwife Advisor for English speaking Africa hosted a workshop, met government representatives…

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1 August 2013
Strengthening Midwifery in South-East Asia

WHO South East Asia Regional meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on the Quality of Midwifery Education and Services

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23 July 2013
Mission to improve the quality of care and reduce mortality

During the 3rd ICM Africa Regional Conference, 47 participants attended a ‘Helping Mothers…

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17 July 2013
Innovative approaches for Women’s Health – adequate initiatives

The Pacific Society for Reproductive Health held their 10th Biennial Scientific meeting in Apia, Samoa this month.

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15 July 2013
Why is Africa still the world's most dangerous place to have a baby?

ICM Board Member Deliwe Nyathikazi was a guest in Al Jazeera’s talk show South2North discussing maternal health in Africa. 

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11 July 2013
Learning from past projects to inspire others

ICM staff participated in a workshop on writing for publication in order to inform its audiences on completed projects…

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10 July 2013
Strenghtening Midwifery in the Pacific

ICM facilitated a workshop for midwives on Midwife Association development during the Pacific Society for Reproductive…

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3 July 2013
First 1000 registrations for ICM Congress

Registrations for the ICM Congress in June 2014 in Prague exceed forecasts and beat early registration figures for previous…

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2 July 2013
ICM with a new Chief Executive

The ICM Board announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

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27 June 2013
Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference

The 8th Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference took place from the 5th to the 7th June in England. ICM Board Member…

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26 June 2013
Have Your Say

A background document on the Global Newborn Action Plan has been prepared for consultation. You can have a say in it.…

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25 June 2013
Save money and stay informed

ICM's official journal, the International Journal of Childbirth (IJC), offers ICM members and their members a discount…

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24 June 2013
Twins matched by age as well as expertise

Tthe new twin-to-twin initiative between the Netherlands and Morocco focuses on frequent face-to-face meetings. 

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17 June 2013
Workshop on Education

Final Update: workshop with Joyce Thompson at ICM headquarters on Global Standards for Midwifery Education…

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30 May 2013
Second State of the World's Midwifery Report planned

At Women Deliver UNFPA announced on Wednesday that a second State of the World's Midwifery report is planned

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28 May 2013
Women Deliver: Celebrate Gains because of Challenges

Updated 30.May: WOMEN Deliver was attended by participants from 150 countries worldwide. ICM reports from the conference.

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27 May 2013
Symposium: Addressing Challenges of Midwifery Care

Second Global Midwifery Symposium in Kuala Lumpur titled "Strengthening Quality Midwifery Care: Making Strides, Addressing…

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24 May 2013
Midwifery Training Workshop

Helping Mothers Survive: An innovation in training, which promotes a high dose of low frequency simulation on the frontline

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22 May 2013
ICM on the French Unit of the UN Radio

What is the role of midwives in society? Why is their role important? Such questions ICM discussed during the interview…

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15 May 2013
Event on cooperation between stakeholders in birth care

Two of ICM's Technical Midwife Adviser attended the Network Birthcare Northwest Netherlands meeting on Tuesday 14th of…

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5 May 2013
Celebrations of the International Day of the Midwife

Updated on 24th May: Story-telling, conferences, gatherings, panel discussions. The International Day of the Midwife was…

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26 April 2013
ICM participation in meetings at the World Health Organization

ICM is participated in technical meetings on preterm birth and research priorities for maternal and perinatal health.

 

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25 April 2013
Presentation on Strengthening Midwives Associations

Yesterday was the second day of the LAC Conference and the total of registrants increased to over 1200. 

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24 April 2013
Establishing a Culture of Leadership

Yesterday the initiation workshop for ICM/UNFPA – Young Midwifery Leaders Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean…

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18 April 2013
1,360 Abstracts Submitted for Prague Congress

Biggest International Representation Expected at Prague Congress 2014

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15 April 2013
ICM Regional Midwife Adviser becomes Council President

Dr. Jemima Dennis-Antwi (left), ICM regional Midwife Adviser was sworn in by the Minister of Health as the first ever…

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12 April 2013
Fight against pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under five

Today WHO and UNICEF launched a plan to fight pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under five years, aiming to end preventable…

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11 April 2013
Building strong midwife associations in Pasifika

On the 4th and 5th March a meeting was held in Auckland, New Zealand, focusing on Midwifery in the Pacific Islands.

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11 April 2013
Call for projects

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation in partnership with ICM is launching a call for projects focused on fighting maternal and…

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8 April 2013
Only 1000 days left to reach the Millenium Development Goals

There are 1,000 days to accelerate action on issues such as hunger, access to education, improved sanitation, maternal…

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2 April 2013
A warm welcome to ICM Interim Secretary General Judi Brown

Please join the ICM Board and staff in welcoming Judi who is looking forward to working with you all.

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14 March 2013
Support direct-entry midwives and midwifery education worldwide

Midwife International representatives plan to sit down with global maternal healthcare leaders....

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8 March 2013
Countdown to International Woman’s Day 2013

Check out what you can do: Events - News - Follow online - Resources - IWD donations  

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28 February 2013
Farewell and sincere thanks to ICM Secretary General Agneta Bridges

Agneta has made a significant contribution to building ICM. 

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28 February 2013
Congratulations to Family Care International

Family Care International (FCI) receives MacArthur Foundation Award

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27 February 2013
The Deadline for Abstracts for Prague 2014 is 5th of April 2013

Take up the opportunity to ‘present a paper’ at one of the world’s largest gathering…

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14 February 2013
Welcome newest member to ICM

The Midwives Association of Guyana is the newest member of ICM. 

 

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8 February 2013
See the DVD: Midwives Work

Midwives, obstetricians, activists and policy makers from countries across the world are encouraged to use this DVD

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1 February 2013
Congratulations to ICM's two recipients of the Dorothea M Lang Award, 2012

The Dorothea M. Lang Pioneer Award honors an exceptional CNM/CM who meets the following criteria.

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31 January 2013
Gates' vision for the future of global health and poverty eradication

Every year Bill Gates, the Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, writes an annual letter

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31 January 2013
Midwife-Led Birth Centers Improve Outcomes and Lower Health Care Costs

A new study conducted by the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) 

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22 January 2013
High-level Conference launches Global Campaign Report in Norway

Accelerating Progress in saving the lives of women and children

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15 January 2013
Global Maternal Health: Conference improving quality of healthcare

Toward eradicating preventable maternal mortality and morbidity by improving quality of care...

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15 January 2013
PMNCH celebrates 500: Read New Year’s Message from PMNCH

PMNCH is pleased to offer a warm welcome to OPHID Zimbabwe, its 500th member. 

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11 January 2013
Community of Practice for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Workers

ICM President Frances Day-Stirk represents midwives at the kick-off meeting of the Community…

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9 January 2013
CAM/ACSF Welcomes New President 2013-2014

Joanna Nemrava RM is the new President of CAM 

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