Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite
Along with thousands of midwives, students and allied health professionals around the world, MIDIRS is proud to support IDM 2020.
This year’s theme ‘Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite’, demonstrates the need for women from all professional backgrounds to stand in solidarity with midwives.
Cathy Ashwin, Head of MIDIRS, commented ‘Never before has there been such a need to raise awareness of midwives and the vital role they play in reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity, sometimes against all the odds. IDM2020 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate their achievements and to acknowledge the challenges they and other health professionals are currently facing’.
Help us celebrate this year’s IDM by sharing with us your stories, campaigns and celebrations using the hashtag #MidwivesUnite on Facebook and Twitter.
Other hashtags for the event are #IDM2020 #Midwives2020.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has some fantastic resources to use as part of your celebrations. Find out more here.
International Day of the Midwife has been recognised since 1992 on 5 May, recognising the dedication of midwives across the world.
The event is led by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).
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