Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

International Day of the Midwife 2017

A midwife counsels a pregnant woman in a clinic.
ICM

5 May is celebrated globally as International Day of the Midwife

The theme for this year celebration is "Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!" Midwives everywhere understand that by working in partnership with women and their families they can support them to make better decisions about what they need to have a safe and fulfilling birth. The best partnership for a pregnant woman is with a qualified midwife! The event is organised each year by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). There is also a Virtual International Day of the Midwife: an annual free 24-hour online international conference celebrating midwifery.

Mrs Bandana Das, President of the Society of Midwives in India (SOMI) washing her hands.
Bandana Das

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