Vol. 21 Nbr. 2, June 2008
- A new triennium with a new President, Board and officers: for ICM it's 'time to get political'.
- Investing in midwives ... to accelerate progress towards MDG5: ICM and UNFPA forge ahead: Nester T Moyo, ICM Senior Midwifery Adviser, and, Communications Manager, presented the background to a new ICM-UNFPA partnership programme.
- Jane Sandall thanked for 'the growing research profile of midwives all over the world'.
- WRA writes to the World Economic Forum.
- ICM Council meets in Glasgow: a truly global representation of the midwifery profession: more member associations than ever before were able to send delegates to the ICM Council, held 28-21 May, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland.
- 'Moved by the energy, strength and commitment of midwives': speakers at the ICM Congress: the programme of plenary sessions at the 28th Triennial Congress moved from a rousing opening to a moving close, with a succession of powerful keynotes between.
- Marie Goubran award: a tragedy in Haiti means the 2008 award is given posthumously: in May 2008, ICM received the news with great sadness that Ghislaine Francoeur, designated winner of the prestigious Marie Goubran award, had died in a road accident.
- Midwives in Iceland--'mothers of light'--look back at their history and achievements of recent years: Olof Asta Olafsdottir, Director of Midwifery Studies, University of Iceland, gives the background to one of the oldest member associations of ICM.
- Professional societies and their role in sexual and reproductive health: Nester T Moyo, Senior Midwifery Adviser at ICM, gave the midwife's view at a training programme on sexual and reproductive health held in Sweden.
- What is ICM? Is it "intelligent care of mothers"? a workshop presented at the Glasgow Congress: Nester T Moyo, ICM Senior Midwifery Adviser, and Elizabeth Duff, Communications Manager, turned the tables on workshop participants by asking them questions.
- 'Deliver Now' rally held in India.
- 'Women Deliver' launches a new website.
- The 61st World Health Assembly sets new work for WHO.
- WHO supports midwifery training in Ghana.
- Founder of Yemeni National Midwives Association honoured.
- HIV tests in the labour ward.
- WHO Europe Ministers focus on health worker migration.