Vol. 18 No. 2, March - March 2005
- ICM Board of Management meeting in 'winter wonderland' is a hive of activity! Joyce Thompson, Director of the ICM Board of Management, reports from a snowbound Board meeting--the last to be held before the Brisbane Congress.
- Pan-European meeting prepares for debate at ICM Brisbane Council meeting: representatives from 17 European ICM member associations met in Berlin, Germany, 15-16 January 2005, to discuss a European approach to a global agenda.
- 9th annual meeting of the European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA) and WHO, Copenhagen, Denmark, 17-18 March 2005.
- The World Health report 2005: 'make every mother and child count': WHO's flagship report, launched on World Health Day, April 7, focuses on saving the lives of mothers, babies and children.
- 'Lives in the balance': global meeting on maternal, newborn and child health: World Health Day saw WHO, UNICEF, health ministers and international agencies meet in New Delhi, India, and make a new commitment: the Delhi Declaration.
- Ethics in developing world research.
- The European Commission and research.
- The ICM database of research advisers: Vanora Hundley, on behalf of the ICM Research Standing Committee, sends out a call for more midwife researchers to join the ICM database.
- Ethiopian midwives focus on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of infection and reproductive health rights.
- New evidence shows that addressing neonatal mortality requires continuity of care: a major series of articles in The Lancet highlights the need for skilled attendance at birth and low-cost interventions to promote the wellbeing of the newborn.
- Australia makes history: the first three-year bachelor of midwifery course of studies: Pauline Glover, Associate Professor of Midwifery & Nursing, Flinders University, Adelaide, describes a pioneering addition to midwifery education in Australia.
- The International Day of the midwife 2005.