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International Day of the Midwife

The Nurses and Midwives You Should Meet

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

Jhpiego is proud to highlight incredible nurses and midwives who are making a difference in the lives of women in their communities. Their stories of leadership, compassion and service speak for themselves.

Celebrating Midwives, Givers of Life

Isabella Lövin | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Isabella Lövin

Although maternal and infant mortality rates have dropped by half since 1990, about 800 women still die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications around the world every day. Of these, 99 percent are women and girls in developing countries.

39 Candid Photos That Capture The Beauty Of Midwifery

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents

Cinco de Mayo is not the only celebration that takes place on May 5. Today is also the International Day of the Midwife, an occasion to recognize and ...

Midwives For a Better Tomorrow, For Every Woman and Every Child

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Celebrated on May 5th each year, the International Day of the Midwife recognises the invaluable role of midwives in health. As the Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), I would like to personally thank midwives for their inspiring work in delivering quality care to women and newborns.

International Day Of The Midwife 2014

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

As May 5th is International Day of the Midwife, I would like to take this opportunity to share some inspiring stories of midwives from around the world. In midwife-led care, women experience less preterm births, less assisted deliveries and greater satisfaction with care.

How To Inspire Courage, Spur Action And Save Lives

Julia Bluestone | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Julia Bluestone

Every report, case study and anecdote affirms that health workers are vital to the health and well-being of a country.

Half of Women Still Give Birth Alone or Without Skilled Health Care in Tanzania -- But We Can Change That!

Rose Mlay | Posted 07.04.2012 | Impact
Rose Mlay

2012-05-05-videopull.jpgOn International Day of the Midwife on May 5, our short film "What I Want Is Simple", is airing on national television and radio in Tanzania.

Children Need Mothers, Mothers Want Midwives

Sarah Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Brown

Ask the children. Ask them if they need their mothers. Effective development means recognizing that mums matter - and that means midwives matter too.