News Archive 2014

23 October 2014
Open Consultation for Regulation Toolkit

This is an open consultation on the draft of the newly developed ICM Regulation Toolkit with questions to guide the feedback. 

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21 October 2014
Gap Analysis Workshop in Comoros

Together with partners ICM is holding a gap analysis workshop for midwives in the Comoros with participants from Madagascar,…

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20 October 2014
Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the 5th ICM Regional Conference of the Americas in July 2015 has been prolonged until 1st of…

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2 October 2014
Contribute to global HR for Health Strategy. Fill out the E-survey

Call to Member Associations: this e-consultation provides the opportunity to contribute, as critical stakeholders, to…

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30 September 2014
Partnering for results: Delivering for Every Women and Every Child Within a Generation

On September 25th, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon hosted…

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25 September 2014
Global Financing Facility for Maternal Health

On 25 September 2014 the establishment of a Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child was…

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24 September 2014
NGOs making their voices heard at WHO

The 64th Session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe from 15th-18th September in Copenhagen,…

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24 September 2014
New Journal for Midwives in Asia

We are pleased to announce the launch of the first regional and international peer-reviewed online midwifery journal called…

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23 September 2014
United Nations General Assembly

Numerous side events to discuss maternal newborn and child health take place during the United Nations General Assembly…

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23 September 2014
Village Office turned Maternity Ward

A new blog post can be found on ICM's blog page

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21 September 2014
Midwifery could save lives of women and babies

Press Release on the Lancet Series on Midwifery

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15 September 2014
Increasing Access to Quality Nursing and Midwifery Care

5th Quadrennial General Meeting and 11th Scientific Conference  of the East, Central and Southern African College of Nursing…

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12 September 2014
Central Asian Midwifery Conference

The State of The World's Midwifery 2014 was launched in Kyrgystan during the Central Asian Midwifery Conference. 

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11 September 2014
Competency Based Education

A Competency Based Education (CBE) workshop was conducted in Peru with participants from Argentina, Ecuador, Paraguay,…

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10 September 2014
Workshop Raises Awareness for Midwifery

The Tanzania Midwives Association has issued a press release on the Gap Analysis workshop conducted by ICM and has been…

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10 September 2014
First Time National Award for Midwife

ICM's former Vice President Debrah Lewis is the first midwife ever in Trinidad&Tobago to be honored with the National…

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8 September 2014
Socializing Results of SOWMY

The Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI), together with  UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, held a national workshop…

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8 September 2014
Gap Analysis to Strengthen Midwifery

Update 12.09.2014 ICM conducted a Gap Analysis workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 8-12 September…

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5 September 2014
News from Member JNA

ICM Member the Japanese Nursing Association JNA shares its news update with the ICM community. Find more member news on…

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29 August 2014
SOWMY launch in Malawi

The State of The World's Midwifery 2014 was launched in Malawi together with the 10,000 Happy Birthday project on 25th…

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25 August 2014
SOWMY launch in Rwanda

Rwanda Association of Midwives launched the country level profile of the State of the World’s Midwifery Report on August…

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20 August 2014
WHO Award goes to Midwifery Officer

WHO Nursing and Midwifery officer receives award of excellence for her outstanding contribution towards the nursing and…

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5 August 2014
New Twinning Workshop

ICM facilitated the first Twinning workshop for two new Twinning relationships between four ICM member Midwives Associations. 

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4 August 2014
SOWMY launched in Zambia

The Zambia Midwives Association together with UNFPA launched the State of the World's Midwifery report in the country. 

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1 August 2014
Happy World Breastfeeding Week

From Augst 1-7 each year the World Breastfeeding is celebrated all over the world. This year's theme is: "A Winning Goal…

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21 July 2014
Our condolences to MH17 victims

Our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the passengers and crew of Malaysian Airlines flight…

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18 July 2014
Curriculum Development Workshop

During a two-day workshop in Antigua, members of the Caribbean Regional Midwives Association (CRMA) discussed curriculum…

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17 July 2014
Midwife Students with their own Congress

300 midwife students gathered in Toulouse, France, for their annual congress from 4th-6th of July on the topic Midwifery…

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7 July 2014
Launch of MDG Report 2014

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report 2014 will be launched on Monday, 7th July.

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3 July 2014
Competency-Based Education

A 2-day Competency-Based Education (CBE) workshop was held in Jamaica on 19-20 June.

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30 June 2014
Partners' Forum Opens in Johannesburg

The 2014 PMNCH Partners' Forum convened leading global health professionals, policy makers, and advocates in Johannesburg,…

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25 June 2014
SoWMy Launched in the Netherlands

Update 30.6.2014: On Wednesday 25th of June the State of the World's Midwifery (SoWMy) was launched in…

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23 June 2014
New Lancet Series on Midwifery

Experts urge global leaders to recognise midwifery’s “vital potential” to save lives of women and infants worldwide in…

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19 June 2014
Saving 10,000 Mothers and Newborns

ICM and Laerdal have joined hands to help save 10,000 mothers and newborns in Zambia and Malawi - and make 10,000 more…

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18 June 2014
Award for Congress in Toronto

ICM was awarded the Business Events Canada Vision Award for the promotional work done in regards to the next Congress…

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5 June 2014
Midwifery: Bridging Culture and Practice

The last day of the ICM Congress started with a truly interesting session titled ‘promotion of midwifery as a career’.

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4 June 2014
Midwives, Make Your Voice Heard!

Update 10.7.2014: The World Health Organization is conducting a survey as part of ongoing work to better…

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4 June 2014
Education: the Bridge to Midwifery and Women's Autonomy

Read the highlights of the 4th day of the 30th ICM Triennial Congress. 

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3 June 2014
State of the World’s Midwifery 2014

Today marked the launch of the long-awaited second State of the World’s Midwifery Report (SoWMy).

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2 June 2014
Access: Bridging the Gap to Improving Care for Women and Families

Truly inspiring and informative second day of the 30th ICM Triennial Congress.

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1 June 2014
Congress Opening Ceremony

Read about the fantastic Opening Ceremony that marked the start of the 30th ICM Triennial Congress.

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31 May 2014
Voices of Midwives – A New World Record

Today, the pre-Congress event took place at Kampa Park, to celebrate the opening of ICM 30th Triennial Congress and announce…

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20 May 2014
Daily Congress Newsletter

Sign up for the #ICMLive Daily Delivery and be part of all that is happening during Congress!

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19 May 2014
67th World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva

Update 21.5.2014: WHO’s annual assembly opens in Geneva today.

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16 May 2014
Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery Workforce

Update 19.5.2014: Read the summary of key meetings happening in Geneva this week. 

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8 May 2014
One Billion Rising for Justice in Rwanda

The Rwanda Association of Midwives organized Rwanda's first One Billion Rising march and advocacy event.

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7 May 2014
Welcome to NACPM!

Welcome to our new member - The National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM).

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6 May 2014
French Midwives Still on Strike

French midwives have been out on an ongoing strike since October 2013.

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5 May 2014
Celebrations of the International Day of the Midwife 2014

Update 21.5.2014: Read about the events taking place all over the world on IDM.

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2 May 2014
JNA News Release

Read the latest news from the Japanese Nursing Association (JNA).

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2 May 2014
Role of Midwives in SRHR

ICM Board Member, Ingela Wiklund, attended IPCI 2014 - an international parliamentarians' conference on sexual and reproductive…

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1 May 2014
Mother Baby Quality Improvement Initiative

The first meeting of the Expert Working Group on a new WHO and UNICEF initiative, Every Mother Every Newborn (EMEN), took…

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15 April 2014
Uniting For Safe Legal Abortion

World Leaders Consultation on Uniting for Safe Legal Abortion was held in Washington, DC, on March 24–25.

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10 April 2014
Afghanistan Moving Forward with Midwifery Education

Read how the Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) embarked on a midwifery education journey.

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10 April 2014
Midwifery in Japan

Japanese Nursing Association published a report about the state of midwifery in Japan.

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10 April 2014
Award for a midwife who has demonstrated leadership and vision

We are pleased to announce that nominations may now be submitted for the Dorothea Lang Leadership Award. Deadline is 15th…

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10 April 2014
WRA for Safe Motherhood in Afghanistan

Find out how White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) for Safe Motherhood was established in Afghanistan.

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9 April 2014
Sharp Decline in Infant Mortality Continues

The infant mortality rate is decreasing, which is a sign of positive development. 

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9 April 2014
Midwifery Competency-Based Education in Suriname

ICM Board Member, Irene dela Torre, participated in a workshop on Midwifery Competency-Based Education (CBE) in Paramaribo,…

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31 March 2014
Midwifery Education Conference

Update 2.4.2014: Conference on different components of Midwifery Education and successful…

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27 March 2014
ICM Midwifery Development Workshop in China

Update 4.4.2014: In order to address the issue of midwifery development in China, ICM organized a workshop…

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21 March 2014
'Midwives' Included in Name Change of the CNF

Frances Day-Stirk attended the Commonwealth Nurses Federation Conference, where a historic name change was made.

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14 March 2014
Jhpiego/ICM Pillar of Midwifery Award

ICM together with Jhpiego is pleased to announce an award that will be presented to an outstanding midwife at the Triennial…

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11 March 2014
Dinner for Safe Motherhood on International Women's Day

ICM Chief Executive Frances Ganges attended the fundraising dinner of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood on…

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10 March 2014
Deadline for Nominations

Are you short on money but dying to come to ICM's Congress in Prague? Check out if you qualify for the Award or Fellowship…

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8 March 2014
ICM-FIGO Joint Statement on Misoprostol for PPH Treatment

ICM and FIGO are pleased to launch a joint statement on the use of misoprostol for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage.

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7 March 2014
ICM Participates in the SoWMy 2014 Data Analysis

The SoWMy Core Group hosted a data analysis workshop to gain consensus on the key messages coming from SoWMy 2014 data.

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6 March 2014
ICM’s Inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador

The ICM is delighted to announce that Her Excellency Toyin Saraki has accepted the Board’s invitation to be the Inaugural…

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5 March 2014
Follow Up Competency Based Education Workshop

ICM Vice President, Debrah Lewis, attended a Competency Based Education Workshop for Midwifery Educators and Preceptors.

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3 March 2014
Connecting Midwives

We are pleased to announce the launch of an online platform for midwives around the world, where they can interact and…

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28 February 2014
Global Indicators for Maternal Healthcare

ICM Board Member for Northern Europe, Ingela Wiklund, attended a WHO meeting in Geneva to include the midwifery perspective.

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25 February 2014
Midwives: short term investment or long term gain?

ICM President, Frances Day-Stirk, attended the Africa Healthcare Summit 2014.

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24 February 2014
The presence of fathers at birth is life changing

ICM Vice President Debrah Lewis speaks about why fathers should be present at birth during her TEDx Talk in Port of Spain. 

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20 February 2014
Wanted: Champions for Family Planning

Wish to make a contribution in advancing family planning in your country/region? Apply for the ICM/USAID FP Fellowship…

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19 February 2014
Midwives voices Needed!

Your comments on the Every Newborn Action Plan will ensure that the midwives' perspective is included in this crucial…

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3 February 2014
Recognizing Excellence in Midwifery

Call for nominations to recognize midwives who specialize in maternal and newborn care in low-resource settings to win…

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29 January 2014
Largest gathering of midwives in the world

This short film has been produced just for you! Watch the ICM Chief Executive in her address inviting you to Prague for…

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24 January 2014
Programme for Prague online

Are you curious about the plenary sessions, workshops and concurrent sessions at the 30th Triennial Congress in Prague?…

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16 January 2014
Win free Congress registration for Prague

Tell your story and win free congress registration for Prague 2014 and all expenses paid by Ipas. Deadline for entry:…

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