The ICM has learned with sadness of the death of US midwife Jeanne Raisler on May 19, 2006. Jeanne was Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and had been a Fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives since 1999.
She was well known as a researcher and advocate in breastfeeding, and latterly specialised in the care and treatment of women diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, both in the USA and overseas. Jeanne's husband Jonathan Cohn is a physician who has also specialised in this area, and both had travelled extensively in Mozambique and other African countries, pursuing projects to enhance care for those affected.
Jeanne made many contributions to the activities of ICM, including the co-authoring of the guidelines on 'Ethical conduct in international research in midwifery' published in IM March/April 2003.
She also made a detailed presentation about her HIV and AIDS work in Haiti and Guyana at the ICM Americas Regional Conference in Trinidad and Tobago, in April 2004.