Sitting now in the main Congress Hall as the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 is being launched at the International Confederation of Midwives’ Triennial Congress is pretty overwhelming. Firstly, we are surrounded by thousands of midwives from around the world. Anyone who has ever met a midwife will tell you they are a no-nonsense bunch.
The African Development Bank's (AfDB) Annual Meetings 2014 commenced in Kigali on May 19. A ministerial visit to healthcare centres in a rural area was organised to coincide with this event.
Each year, 5.5 million babies enter and leave the world without being recorded and one in three newborns—over 45 million babies—do not have a birth certificate by their first birthday. This is the stark message from the Every Newborn series, published in the Lancet , which I am proud to launch today at the United Nations. I was joined by 55 health experts, from 29 institutions in 18 countries in its development.
Path in Sierra Leone, Building Capacity of CSOs on Policy Advocacy. A four day workshop (6th to 9th May 2014) on Reproductive Maternal New born and Child Health (RMNCH) policy advocacy strategy organised by PATH.
I am imagining if I was a community volunteer in a rural setting, what kind of person would I be? Would I be a farmer as well, herder, a tailor? But what’s exciting is that I would be more knowledgeable than many in my village.