Vol. 16 Nbr. 4, July - July 2003
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- Promoting midwifery as the standard of care for childbearing women.
- Joyce Safe, also Regional Representative in Africa, attended the 1st quadrennial meeting and conference of the East, Central and Southern Africa College of Nursing, based in Arusha, Tanzania.
- Karlene Davis of the Royal College of Midwives (UK) had extended invitations for a regional meeting.
- The Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA) is holding its Golden Jubilee this year to celebrate the Association's creation in 1953 and its successful and ongoing career to 2003.
- Hong Kong was declared 'SARS-free' in July after the earlier outbreak in China, so all midwives from the region are invited to attend the ICM Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Hong Kong in November.
- Sinclair Harris from Quebec Writes: The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) was born in 2000, and joined ICM in 2002.
- Midwives and nurses work to ensure that 'every child has a right to a name and a nationality': the International Confederation of Midwives and International Council of Nurses have launched a joint campaign to help children achieve their human rights--from birth.
- World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7: 'Breastfeeding in a globalised world': breastfeeding in a globalised world brings both challenges and opportunities for breast-feeding advocates, to act locally and think globally.
- ICM makes clear to WHA the need to 'strengthen nursing and midwifery': Petra ten Hoope-Bender, ICM Secretary General, gives details of the ICM/ICN presentation given at the World Health Assembly, Geneva, May 2003.
- White-Red Ribbon Alliance: in Nigeria women die in childbirth and die from AIDS: the deaths are now recognised with a new symbol.
- Columbia Award strengthens midwives' safe motherhood work in Malawi: Martha Bokosi reports from Malawi on what has been achieved there following her receipt of the 2002 Columbia University Award.