News from Ghana midwives.

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The Ghana Registered Midwives' Association (GRMA) has sent a report of activity to ICM, which includes their celebration of the International Day of the Midwife. This was held later than usual, owing to the sad occasion on May 5 of the funeral of Dr Benedicta Ababio, a colleague and benefactor of the GRMA.

However, the midwives of the Northern Region in due course hosted a most successful day, starting with a parade to the music of a brass band. Speakers included Dr Elias Sory, Regional Director of Health Services, who emphasised the role of the midwife in poverty reduction and in supporting the healthy life of the newborn; Mr Frank Amoako Boateng, President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, who pledged the support of...

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