International Day of the Midwife 2017
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.
- Campaign news and resources on the International Conference of Midwives' website
- More on the Virtual International Day of the Midwife
Safe water, sanitation and good hygiene saves lives
- Bandana Das, President of the Society of Midwives in India (SOMI) on safe water and hand hygiene
- Experience life as a midwife delivering life with and without safe water