International Day of the Midwife 2015

May 5, 2015 is the International Day of the Midwife

This year the International Day of the Midwife (IDM) is more important than ever before: as the Millennium Development Goals come to an end in September, this is the last chance to shine a spotlight on midwifery before the world enters into a new era.

We call on all midwives in the world and our Member Associations to come together this year on IDM to highlight the importance of having midwives involved in the development of the new era. This is why we have chosen the theme “Midwives: for a better tomorrow”. This slogan clearly states that midwives have to be involved in the work to achieve the new set of goals called the Sustainable Development Goals and create a brighter future for mothers, babies, and families. The overarching theme “The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever” will accompany the subtheme of the year 2015.


Other News Regarding International Day of the Midwife:

Canada about to introduce National Midwife Day


The Canadian Association of Midwives and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives present to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health regarding Bill C-608, An Act respecting the National Day of the Midwife