Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)
Thousands of midwives gather in Durban, South Africa
19-23 JUNE | DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - Thousands of midwives from some 111 countries gathered for the ICM Triennial Congress and launch of the first-ever State of the World’s Midwifery Report 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives. The Congress started with an inaugural 5 km walk by Congress delegates and supporters -- including the First Ladies of Kenya and Malawi. The landmark event also launched a major global report on the state of the world's midwifery, created in partnership with 26 international agencies, including ICM and led by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). PMNCH organized a session: Midwives Filling the Human Resource Gap for Better Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
PMNCH Session explores midwives in MNCH human resource gap
The PMNCH organized a session: midwives filling the human resource gap for better maternal, newborn and child health. Link on your right to full details on the Report and the PMNCH Session.
Launch: State of the World's Midwifery Report: Delivering Health, Saving Lives
The State of the World's Midwifery Report: Delivering Health, Saving Lives presents an overview of the number, skills level and distribution of life saving midwives in those countries which experience the highest rates of maternal death. The report was launched on 20th June by the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Dr Babatunde Osotimehin and ICM President Bridget Lynch. Link on the right to the Report and the press release from the UNFPA and its 26 partners, including the ICM and PMNCH.