05 May 2020

International Day of the Midwife

Theme: Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite – our time is NOW!

At the start of 2020, the WHO made a landmark announcement that 2020 will be the International Year of the Midwife and the Nurse. They stated that this provides an important opportunity to advocate to strengthen midwives and the midwifery profession.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, many healthcare workers are on the frontline, including nurses and midwives. We are reminded now more than ever before of how invaluable these professionals are.

View the booklet from the International Confederation of Midwives here.

View the WHO Year of the Midwife and Nurse page here.