International Day of the Midwife 2020

Each year since 1992, ICM leads global recognition and celebration of the work of midwives, on the 5th of May.  

Each year ICM comes up with a campaign theme to motivate its Member Associaiotns, partners and stakeholders to raise awareness about the status of midwives and the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.  

Celebrating IDM amidst Covid-19 

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we want to make sure our Member Associations and midwives everywhere are able to mark #IDM2020 without large gatherings or in-person events. 

Here are ICM's suggestions on celebrating IDM amidst Covid-19

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IDM 2020

The theme for ICM 2020 is Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite – our time is NOW!

International Day of the Midwife 2020 – ‘Celebrate. Demonstrate. Mobilise. Unite'

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Are you part of a female-focused organization? We've developed this resource to support with your plans to mark #IDM2020

Past IDM themes

IDM 2019 theme was: Midwives: Defenders of Women's Rights

IDM 2018: Midwives leading the way with quality care 

IDM 2017: Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!

IDM 2016: Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery

IDM 2015: Midwives: For a Better Tomorrow 

IDM 2014: Midwives Changing the World One Family at a Time

IDM 2013: The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever

IDM 2012: The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever

IDM 2011: The first 5km of the long Walk to Durban in South

IDM 2010: The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever

IDM 2009: The World Needs Midwives More Than Ever

IDM 2008: Healthy Families – the Key to the Future



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