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The Midwife Debate!

The International Confederation of Midwives debate began at the 29th Triennial Congress in Durbin three years ago. This year, the debate centers on the topic of women’s choice and whether midwives base their care on listening to women. Today, midwives from around the world gathered to

Speaking to Nigeria’s Midwives

Globally 290,000 women and 3 million children die each year due to preventable causes relating to pregnancy and childbirth. In the recent State of the World’s Mothers Report, Nigeria was listed as one of the most dangerous countries in the world to have a baby.

It’s Time to Build Bridges to End Female Genital Mutilation!

Today at the International Confederation of Midwives Congress in Prague, I had the great opportunity to attend a session featuring inspirational leaders who are actively combating female genital mutilation (FGM). Comfort Momoh, MBE, Middlesex University, moderated the session and opened by informing the audience of

Midwives Answer: How do midwives strengthen women’s rights?

Girls’ Globe is in Prague for the International Confederation of Midwives 30th Triennial Congress. Throughout this week, we will provide live coverage through engaging blog posts, Instagram interviews and conversations with midwives to raise their voices in the global conversation for maternal and child health.

Midwives: Bridging the North/South divide

In the early 1900s, Finland had one of the highest child mortality rates in Europe. In 1922, the first Maternity and Child Health Clinic was opened in Finland, bringing the services of trained nurses, midwives and doctors to the reach of women and their families

Midwives Answer: Why did you become a midwife?

Girls’ Globe is in Prague for the International Confederation of Midwives 30th Triennial Congress. Throughout this week, we will provide live coverage through engaging blog posts, Instagram interviews and conversations with midwives to raise their voices in the global conversation for maternal and child health. Today

Healthy Mothers and Midwives: Agents of Positive Change

Maternal mortality is a growing global concern. The United Nations Millennium Development Goal 5, aims to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters and achieve universal access to reproductive health by 2015. The United Nations reports that while the level of maternal mortality worldwide has declined by 47% over

Choosing the Path of Midwifery

This month we celebrated International Day of the Midwife – a day that not only highlights the critical work of midwives, but also rallies stakeholders across the world to invest in the future of midwifery. Thanks to their expertise, all counties have seen dramatic improvements

Birthing in Afghanistan: Glimmers of hope

When I visited Gulpari,* I found her sitting in the corner of a room. Given the hot summer weather outside, the room was surprisingly dark and damp. On the other side of the room, her 18-month old daughter lies asleep on the floor, covered with

Uncovering the Epidemic of Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric Fistula is very real. It is the reality of an estimated 2 million women who have endured pregnancy and prolonged obstructed labour. These women often deliver their babies without a midwife and may lose their baby during childbirth. To make matters worse, these women suffer from

Midwives: The Real Unsung Heroes

There are individuals, around the world, who are saving the lives of women, children and families every day. These are no ordinary people, in fact, many call them heroes. They travel to remote villages, through crowded urban centers, across mountains and rivers to provide life

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