International Day of the Midwife is in two weeks time, and things are starting to come together for the 24 hour virtual event. Have a look at this wiki to see what we're planning.
The theme for International Day of the Midwife 2009 is The World Needs Midwives Now More Than Ever! According to the International Confederation of Midwives, 350,000 midwives are needed to make a difference to mortality and morbidity on a global scale - over 60% women still do not have access to skilled care during childbirth.
Learning about midwifery
In the meantime, I am really keen to hear from any midwife who would like to take part in the virtual celebration of IDM - would you like to give a presentation, write a paragraph, make a video or podcast, or do anything that can be published on the Internet - tell us about your life as a midwife or student midwife, or an issue that affects your practice as a midwife or interests you.
If you have any questions about this, please get in touch by leaving a comment here or emailing me: sarahstewart07 (at) gmail.com
Image: 'Jewellery seller, Jaisalmer' Dey