International Day of the Midwife 2021

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International Day of the Midwife 2021

Follow the data, invest in midwives!

“Follow the data, invest in midwives – that’s the theme of the 2021 International Day of the Midwife, and it is through this lens that ICM will lead the ongoing and growing efforts to centre midwives as fundamental to ending preventable maternal and newborn death and achieving SDG 3.1 (reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100 000 live births by 2030).

This year’s IDM will also coincide with the launch of the State of the World’s Midwifery Report — an updated evidence base and detailed analysis of the midwifery workforce across the globe. The report will be leveraged by ICM and its global and regional partners as well as midwives’ association to stimulate policy dialogue and inform policy change. With these goals in mind, this year’s IDM represents a pivotal opportunity to ensure SoWMy and other evidence on the impact of midwives is clearly communicated and widely circulated amongst global and national decision-makers. ” -International Confederation of Midwives

Watch the overview video here to learn more.