A digital response to help ensure safer childbirths during COVID-19

HNN Admin

A new initiative launched today by Maternity Foundation, University of Copenhagen and Laerdal Global Health in collaboration with International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, uses a digital tool to equip midwives in low-resource settings to protect themselves, mothers and newborns from the Coronavirus and to ensure that … Continued

Midwives are a Key Part of any Health Workforce Dream Team

New Security Beat HNN Admin

This article was originally published by the New Security Beat “Midwifery is a fix, it is not an add-on,” said Franka Cadée, President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. The World Health Organization designated 2020 the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in recognition of the invaluable … Continued

Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Chad, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Mali, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe

Countries are taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation. Additionally, a framework for ending maternal mortality has been released.

10,000 Happy Birthdays

Malawi, Zambia

ICM and Laerdal Global Health joined hands in an effort to help at least 10,000 mothers and newborn babies survive in Malawi and Zambia by the end of 2016 and make 10,000 happy birthdays.

Wellbeing Foundation Africa Calls for Increased Investment in Midwives at State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 Launch


the Wellbeing Foundation Africa continues to reiterate the need for increased investment in the training and continuous development of midwives in order to save the lives of the thousands of Nigerian women who die annually from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Parteras, mujeres que dan y salvan vidas

Bangladesh, Uganda

La ugandesa Agnes Kasaigi y la bangladeshí Ponita Rana Raha comparten su experiencia con eldiario.es tras recibir en Praga el Premio a la Mejor Matrona del Mundo 2014.

Midwifery Investment Can Save Lives Of Millions Of Women

According to the report, only 22 per cent of countries have potentially enough midwives to provide life-saving interventions to meet the needs of women and newborns.

Ugandan midwife receives international award


Kasaigi, who was among 56 midwives from 17 countries nominated for the award, accepted the award at the 30th Triennial ICM Congress in Prague.

Ugandan wins midwifery award


Based in Buwenge Hospital in Jinja District, the midwife was recognised for her expertise in helping revive babies who have trouble breathing at birth.

Investment in midwifery can save millions of lives of women and newborns

The report urges countries to invest in midwifery education and training to contribute to closing the glaring gaps that exist.