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Last chance saloon or a ray of hope? COP26 climate change and midwifery practice

Lorna Davies
In this important blog, Lorna Davies RM, PHD. PGCE(A), Principal Lecturer, School of Midwifery, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand, discusses the COP 26 climate summit. She calls  for midwives, as public health professionals, to be aware and responsive to the current climate emergency.   On 31st October 2021, the 26th UN......
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PREGANCY & ALCOHOL: Lost in translation?

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The WHO have issued a new document that comments on pregnancy and alcohol. We would all expect it to be a well thought out policy document based on established advice and good science. Yet it has provoked widespread heated and furious comment around the world. Most governments have long- standing......
Midwifery Sector News

“Poor quality of care is now a bigger barrier to reducing mortality than insufficient access to care.”

2020 will be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.  Fran McConville, Midwifery Advisor at the World Health Organisation, entreats midwives everywhere to use this as an opportunity to raise the profile of midwifery, trumpet its importance, and campaign for better maternity care and the investment needed to make......

The Framework for Action to Strengthen Midwifery Education for Universal Health Coverage

Frances McConville, Midwifery Adviser, World Health Organisation (WHO) gives a presentation on “The Framework for Action to Strengthen Midwifery Education for Universal Health Coverage” at the International Maternity Expo 2019. Find out more about International Maternity Expo: