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Historic Bill of Rights Case filed in New Zealand High Court
Historic Bill of Rights Case filed in New Zealand High Court
1 September 2015

The New Zealand College of Midwives files a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court.

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The 11th ICM Asia Pacific Regional Conference
The 11th ICM Asia Pacific Regional Conference
25 August 2015

A report from the ICM 2015 Conference in Yokohoma, Japan by Pashtoon Zyaee

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News from 10, 000 Happy Birthdays Project in Zambia and Malawi
News from 10, 000 Happy Birthdays Project in Zambia and Malawi
25 August 2015

The 10, 000 Happy Birthdays project in Zambia and Malawi is moving.
Sometimes fast and sometimes more slowly.


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August in Ghana and India - Celebrating & Strengthening Midwifery
August in Ghana and India - Celebrating & Strengthening Midwifery
20 August 2015

This August Frances Day-Stirk visited the first African ICM Member Association and attended a WHO meeting in New Delhi.

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Chilean midwives defend their professional duties in court
Chilean midwives defend their professional duties in court
20 August 2015

Midwives have challenged the Chilean government  – and won the first stage of the legal battle.

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Ghana Registered Midwives Association marks 80 years of delivering, caring for Ghana
Ghana Registered Midwives Association marks 80 years of delivering, caring for Ghana
17 August 2015

Last week, the Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA) celebrated the 80 years anniversary of the Association.

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ICM Vacancy: Communications Officer
ICM Vacancy: Communications Officer
10 August 2015

ICM is now seeking a skilled and highly motivated Communications Officer to join its team.

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From the Atlantic to the Pacific
From the Atlantic to the Pacific
10 August 2015

Frances Day-Stirk attends the ICM regional conferences of the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

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Maternal Monday Campaign Launches this World Breastfeeding Week
Maternal Monday Campaign Launches this World Breastfeeding Week
5 August 2015
This new campaign from ICM's Global Goodwill Ambassador kicks off with making the case for breastfeeding.
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Scholarships for WABA 'Breastfeeding: Advocacy and Practice' Course
Scholarships for WABA 'Breastfeeding: Advocacy and Practice' Course
4 August 2015

Four Scholarships will be awarded by ICM and WABA for the BAP Course in Penang, Malaysia this October.

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Zimbabwe celebrates International Day of the Midwife
Zimbabwe celebrates International Day of the Midwife
31 July 2015

This July Zimbabwe celebrated IDM, rallying Midwives with the theme of “Midwives: for a better tomorrow”

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GAP Analysis Workshop for French Speaking Africa in Togo
GAP Analysis Workshop for French Speaking Africa in Togo
29 July 2015

From 27 till 31 July the third French speaking workshop is being held in Lomé, Togo.



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New ICM Midwifery Services Framework (MSF)
New ICM Midwifery Services Framework (MSF)
16 July 2015

The Midwifery Services Framework - A 'how to' guide for governments.

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Midwives Making Policy
Midwives Making Policy
15 July 2015

Recent study recognises the important role of Midwifery Associations in workforce planning.

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Midwives making change happen in Togo
Midwives making change happen in Togo
14 July 2015

Togo’s Midwifery Association, has succeeded in putting the issue of midwifery high on the national agenda.

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The Lancet Commission on Women and Health Launch
The Lancet Commission on Women and Health Launch
6 July 2015

The Lancet Commission on ‘Women and Health: the key for sustainable development’ at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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CAM's member newsletter is available!
CAM's member newsletter is available!
2 July 2015

New statistics on midwifery across Canada inside!

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Meeting of Professional College of Maternal Health & Obstetric Nursing/Midwifery
Meeting of Professional College of Maternal Health & Obstetric Nursing/Midwifery
2 July 2015

International Meeting of the Professional Specialty College between 12th - 13th June 2015.

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ICM Goodwill Ambassador addresses ACNM Annual Meeting
ICM Goodwill Ambassador addresses ACNM Annual Meeting
1 July 2015

ICM Global Goodwill Ambassador H.E. Toyin Saraki addressed the 60th Annual Meeting of the American College of Nurses-Midwives

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New Report: Women – invaluable but undervalued
New Report: Women – invaluable but undervalued
1 July 2015

Women’s contribution to healthcare constitutes nearly 5% of global GDP but nearly half is unpaid and unrecognized. 

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French speaking GAP Analysis workshop in Libreville, Gabon
French speaking GAP Analysis workshop in Libreville, Gabon
25 June 2015

On the 8-12 June 2015, ICM held a French speaking GAP Analysis workshop in Libreville, Gabon. 

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ICM in Stavanger, Norway, 7-9. June
ICM in Stavanger, Norway, 7-9. June
25 June 2015

Laerdal Foundation’s Helping Mothers and Babies Survive event took place in Stavenger in June 7-9 2015

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Vacancy at the ICM: French Speaking Technical Midwife Adviser (full-time)
Vacancy at the ICM: French Speaking Technical Midwife Adviser (full-time)
17 June 2015

An opportunity to join the ICM team as French Speaking Technical Midwife Adviser has arisen - Apply Now!

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Nepal: Midwives’ Chronic Needs Become Urgent After Earthquakes
Nepal: Midwives’ Chronic Needs Become Urgent After Earthquakes
16 June 2015

The ICM has been working with Direct Relief to endorse Midwife Kits which are being provided to Midwives in Nepal after the devastating earthquakes.

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Prime Minister of Tanzania is Guest of Honour at International Day of the Midwife
Prime Minister of Tanzania is Guest of Honour at International Day of the Midwife
16 June 2015

This year’s celebrations in Tanzania were a tremendous success, attended by special guest of honour Prime Minister Hon. Mizengo Kayanza Pinda as well as ICM’s…

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A Great Relief! Direct Relief's Annual Fundraiser
A Great Relief! Direct Relief's Annual Fundraiser
15 June 2015

It was my great privilege to travel to Santa Barbara for an event in aid of the non-profit organisation Direct Relief.

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ICM celebrating IDM with Tunisian Midwives
ICM celebrating IDM with Tunisian Midwives
8 June 2015

The Tunisian Midwives’ Association celebrated their 23th International Day of the Midwife with a congress hosting over 800 Tunisian midwives

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Communique from ICM Board
Communique from ICM Board
4 June 2015

The ICM Board held its annual meeting on 28-29 May, 2015 at the ICM Headquarters in The Hague. 

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