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International Day of the Midwife 2018 Competition Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions The competition is open to maternity HCPs, students and allied health professionals in the UK and overseas.

International Day of the Midwife 2018 Competition

12 Midwives, 12 stories In support of International Day of the Midwife (IDM) we’re looking for 12 images that depict what it means for you to be a midwife, student or allied health professional around the globe.

Quarter of UK women unable to access perinatal mental health services

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA)’s Everyone’s Business campaign has launched a new map which shows that a quarter of pregnant women and new mothers in the UK are still unable to access specialist maternal mental health services which meet national guidelines.

WHO launches sepsis prevention ‘clean your hands’ campaign

World Hand Hygiene Day will be held on Saturday 5 May 2018, calling on health care professionals to promote the following calls to action: Health workers: “Take 5 moments to clean your hands to prevent sepsis in health care” IPC leaders: “Be a champion in promoting hand hygiene to prevent sepsis in health care” Health facility leaders: “Prevent sepsis in health care, make hand hygiene a quality indicator in your hospital” Ministries of health: “Implement the 2017 WHA sepsis resolution.

Promoting Collaborative Working with Women, University of Manchester

A conference promoting and celebrating collaborative working with women is being held at the University of Manchester this month.

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