We need your help to make positive, lasting change for midwives around the world. #Whatmidwiveswant

Meseret Haileyesus
Posted August 6, 2018 from Canada
Whatmidwiveswant
Whatmidwiveswant : midwives are highly committed to providing the best care to women, babies and their families but are constrained by multiple barriers including a lack of an enabled environment, the absence of a fully functional team, insufficient integration of midwifery into and in support of the health system, a dearth of midwifery service referral mechanisms, inadequate pay, unsafe environments at work and at home, a general shortage of proper resources and supplies, and importantly, a lack of influence. Midwives are vital to ensuring women and their babies not only survive pregnancy and childbirth, but live healthy lives. (1/2)

Maternity Today  is proud to support  #Whatmidwiveswant, in partnership with Improved Midwifery Care Access Initiative  and International Confederation of Midwives. We seek to amplify Midwive's voices. We are supporting midwives around the world to advocate for their profession. Midwives are an integral and inseparable component of the health care delivery system. They play a vibrant role in improving maternal and neonatal health worldwide. To ensure the incredible role of midwives, on 2016 Maternity Today started an advocacy on working condition, challenge, resources and society attitude towards the profession. 

#Whatmidwiveswant  campaign is run by young midwives in five countries, who want to be meaningfully involved in making change to improve midwifery care, there are many ways to get involved! Shot a selfie holding a sign that says #whatmidwiveswant, and tag @maternity_today to tell world leaders what you need to share, take a 45-second voice or video recording of your solutions, or support the movement.

We need your help to make positive, lasting change for midwives around the world. Spread the word and join the movement! 

Click here to join the movement http://www.maternitytoday.org/what-midwives-want

Meseret Haileyesus 

 

  

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Jill Langhus
Aug 07, 2018
Aug 07, 2018

Hi Meseret,

Thanks for sharing your post on this movement and campaign. I'm surprised at the 56%, but I know that there needs to be more global care for babies, mothers and families. I'm following Maternity today now and I shared your campaign on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep us posted on how the campaign goes, and good luck:-)

Stephanie Mah
Aug 07, 2018
Aug 07, 2018

Great job sister, thanks for sharing.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 08, 2018
Aug 08, 2018

Dear Mesi,

There is a history of conventional medicine ignoring what women know, and the midwife movement has been so important in saving the lives of many women and babies during birth. I love that there is a #Whatmidwiveswant as there is so much wisdom not given nearly the opportunity deserved. Now that we are neighbours (only 2.5 hours away!) I look forward so much to meeting you in person within the month.

With love,
Tam

Ngala Nadege
Dec 14, 2018
Dec 14, 2018

Thanks for sharing

Feka
Mar 04
Mar 04

Thanks for sharing this with us