International Day of the Midwife

Examples of ways in which midwives can make the day special include:

  • Organising a walk, march or run
  • Organising a street parade and rally in a public place
  • Setting up stalls in a market-place or other popular area to publicise midwifery services and to offer information and advice
  • Holding a meeting, workshop or conference to hear about new developments in midwifery and exchange news with other midwives in the region
  • Inviting a government minister, NGO representative or a celebrity to speak or open an event
  • Arranging a multi-faith service to celebrate midwifery and safe childbirth
  • Giving awards to individual or groups of midwives for special pieces of work




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